Shipping Activity at Port Qasim for December 15, 2023

Shipping Activity at Port Qasim for December 15, 2023

Karachi, December 15, 2023 – The Port Qasim, one of Pakistan’s busiest maritime hubs, witnessed robust shipping activity on Friday, with a total of ten ships engaging in loading and unloading operations, according to the latest report.

Ships at Berths:

Five ships, namely APL Qingdao, OBE Dinares, Agios Porfyrios, Ensemble, and Ullswater, were scheduled to load or offload containers, rice, soya bean seed, chemicals, and LPG. These vessels berthed at various terminals including Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Grain Terminal, Engro Terminal, and Sui Southern Terminal during the last 24 hours.

Outer Anchorage Arrivals:

Simultaneously, five additional ships, Maersk Nyassa, Big Breezy, Stellar Rioni, Sakizaya Star, and Epic Burano, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the same period. These ships are set to load or unload containers, rice, canola seed, and LPG, contributing to the dynamic maritime operations at the port.

Berth Activities:

Of the eight ships engaged at Port Qasim berths during the last 24 hours, the container ship ‘APL Qingdao’ left the port earlier today. Two more ships, Big Breezy and New Asoura, are expected to set sail later this afternoon, marking the continuation of the bustling shipping activities.

Cargo Handling:

The port successfully handled a total cargo volume of 100,690 tonnes in the last 24 hours. This comprised 22,986 tonnes of imported cargo and 77,704 tonnes of exported cargo, carried in 2,650 containers (902 TEUs for imports and 1,748 TEUs for exports).

Outer Anchorage Expectations:

Currently, there are 12 ships at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, three ships – Kouros Queen, TCLC Luzhou, and Big Breezy, along with three more ships – Mombasa Express, Stena Conductor, and Lokoj, are scheduled to load or offload rice, coal, containers, palm oil, and LNG. They are expected to take berths at WM-2, PQEPT, QICT, LCT, and PGPCL, respectively, on December 15th. Additionally, two more container ships, APL Phoenix and Olympia, are due to arrive at Port Qasim on December 16th, 2023.

The dynamic maritime activities at Port Qasim play a crucial role in facilitating trade and commerce, serving as a key gateway for both imports and exports. The consistent flow of shipping operations underscores the port’s significance in the region’s economic landscape. As the port continues to handle diverse cargo and welcome incoming vessels, it remains a vital hub for international trade connectivity. Stakeholders are closely monitoring the evolving situation, anticipating further developments in the coming days.