Shipping Activity at Port Qasim on April 17, 2024

Shipping Activity at Port Qasim on April 17, 2024

Karachi, April 17, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Wednesday, April 17, 2024, aiming to provide crucial insights for stakeholders. The bustling port witnessed a flurry of activity with various vessels engaged in loading and offloading operations.

Four ships, namely MSC United-VIII, Asphalt Alliance, Al-Khor, and High Trader, were scheduled to load and offload Container, Bitumen, LNG, and Mogas. These vessels berthed at Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Elengy Terminal, and Oil Terminal, respectively, on Tuesday, contributing to the dynamic operations of the port.

In addition to these, two more ships, Maersk Cabo Verde and Bo-Mustafa-O, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim in the early hours of the day. These vessels were designated for loading and offloading Containers and Cement, further enhancing the port’s trade activities.

Over the past 24 hours, a total of eight ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Among them, the bulk cargo carrier ‘Jutha Maritimo’ departed from the port this morning. Three more ships, namely MSC United VIII, Gall, and Yangzi-31, are expected to set sail later in the afternoon, continuing the ebb and flow of maritime traffic.

The cargo volume handled at Port Qasim during the last 24 hours amounted to 153,586 tonnes. This comprised 92,816 tonnes of imported cargo and 60,770 tonnes of export cargo, carried in 3,039 Containers (850 TEUs Imports and 2,189 TEUs export). These figures underscore the port’s pivotal role in facilitating international trade and commerce.

As the day progresses, the outer anchorage of Port Qasim remains occupied by seven ships. Among them, four vessels, namely Rhine, Dravin, Periklis, and Maersk Cabo Verde, along with another ship, Cap Andreas carrying Palm oil, LPG, and Containers, are expected to take berths at LCT, SSGC, EVTL, and QICT on Wednesday.

Looking ahead, the maritime traffic is set to continue with the arrival of two more container ships, Wan Hai-316 and Express Athens, scheduled to dock at Port Qasim on Thursday. This forecast indicates sustained activity and underscores the significance of Port Qasim as a pivotal node in the global supply chain network.

The bustling activity at Port Qasim stands as a testament to its strategic importance in facilitating trade and commerce, not only regionally but also on an international scale. As maritime operations continue unabated, the port remains steadfast in its commitment to efficient cargo handling and seamless logistical operations, further bolstering Pakistan’s position in the global trade landscape.