Shipping Activity at Port Qasim for Dec 12, 2023

Shipping Activity at Port Qasim for Dec 12, 2023

Karachi, December 12, 2023 – Shipping activity has been released by Port Qasim Authority for Tuesday, December 12, 2023, showcasing a bustling maritime environment with a diverse range of cargo operations.

On Monday, three ships—Kyparissia, Marlin Hera, and DSI Drammen—berthed at Container Terminal, Oil Terminal, and Bulk Cargo Terminal, respectively. These vessels brought Container, Mogas, and Coal, contributing to the ongoing trade dynamics at Port Qasim. Simultaneously, four more ships—Agios Porfyrios, Al-Deebal, MSC Jemima, and MSC Mundra-VIII—arrived at the outer anchorage of the port during the last 24 hours, carrying Soya Bean Seed, LNG, and Containers.

During the past day, a total of eight ships were actively engaged at Port Qasim Authority (PQA) berths. Out of these, three ships—Chem-road Quest, Majestic Noor, and Kyparissia—are expected to sail in the afternoon today. The combined cargo volume handled during this period was 90,861 tonnes, comprising 60,414 tonnes of imports cargo and 30,447 tonnes of export cargo. A total of 1,730 containers were handled, with 720 TEUs for imports and 1,010 TEUs for exports.

As of the latest update, there are currently 11 ships anchored at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Five of these ships—New Asoura, MSC Mundra-VIII, MSC Jemima, Gaschem Warnow, and Al-Deebal—are scheduled to load/offload Cement, Containers, Chemicals, and LNG. They are expected to take berths at Multi-Purpose Terminal, Container Terminal, Engro Terminal, and Elengy Terminal, respectively, on Tuesday. Additionally, two container ships, Wide Alpha and Maersk Seletar, are anticipated to arrive at Port Qasim on Wednesday.

The diverse nature of cargo, including containers, chemicals, LNG, and cement, underscores the strategic significance of Port Qasim as a pivotal trade hub in the region. The variety of ships arriving and departing from the port further emphasizes its role as a crucial gateway for both imports and exports.

The Port Qasim Authority continues to play a vital role in facilitating seamless maritime operations, contributing to the economic activity and trade landscape of Pakistan. As the port handles a wide array of goods, its operations remain integral to the country’s overall trade infrastructure. Stakeholders in the shipping industry are closely monitoring these developments, as they reflect the dynamic and robust nature of maritime trade at Port Qasim.