Port Qasim Witnesses Robust Shipping Activity on January 8, 2024

Port Qasim Witnesses Robust Shipping Activity on January 8, 2024

Karachi, January 8, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has provided a comprehensive update on shipping activity at the port for January 8, 2024, offering valuable insights for stakeholders and industry observers.

Three ships, namely Ananya Naree, Seapower-I, and Oriental Jasmine, were scheduled for loading and unloading operations for Rice, Wheat, and Chemicals. These vessels berthed at the Multi-Purpose Terminal, Grain Terminal, and Engro Terminal, respectively, on Sunday. Simultaneously, four additional ships – MSC Jemima, MSC Antigua, Yihai, and Flex Volunteer – arrived at the outer-anchorage of Port Qasim within the last 24 hours. These vessels are set to handle Containers, Palm Kernel, and LNG cargo.

During the specified period, a total of seven ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. The Edible oil carrier ship ‘Ardmore’ left the port in the morning, while three more ships, Ianthe, Oriental Jasmine, and Sibulk Tradition, are anticipated to sail on the same day. The port successfully managed a substantial cargo volume of 101,570 tonnes, comprising 57,117 tonnes of imported cargo and 44,453 tonnes of export cargo. This cargo was transported in 1,021 Containers, including 34 TEUs for imports and 987 TEUs for exports.

The Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim currently accommodates eight ships, with five of them—MSC Jemima, MSC Antigua, Yihai, Curacao, and Flex Volunteer—loaded with Container, Palm Kernel, Coal, and LNG. These ships are expected to take berths at QICT, MW, PIBT, and PGPCL, respectively, on the same day. Additionally, two more container ships, Maersk Detroit and MSC Desiree, are scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday, further contributing to the vibrant maritime activity.

The bustling shipping activity at Port Qasim highlights the strategic significance of the port in facilitating trade and commerce in the region. As a crucial gateway for both imports and exports, Port Qasim plays a pivotal role in the economic landscape of Pakistan. The diverse range of cargoes being handled, including essential commodities like Rice and Wheat, as well as industrial chemicals, underlines the port’s versatility and adaptability to various trade demands.

The ongoing and upcoming arrivals and departures of ships underscore the dynamic nature of the maritime industry and the port’s ability to efficiently manage the flow of goods. Stakeholders, including traders, shipping companies, and logistics providers, are closely monitoring these developments, as they have direct implications on supply chains and market dynamics.

The latest update from Port Qasim on shipping activities for January 8, 2024, reflects a thriving and dynamic port environment, emphasizing its role as a key player in the trade and economic activities of the region. The diverse cargoes being handled and the continuous flow of vessels highlight the port’s resilience and adaptability in the face of global trade dynamics.