Karachi, August 29, 2023 – Port Qasim, one of Pakistan’s key maritime gateways, witnessed a bustling day of shipping activity on August 28, 2023, with several vessels arriving and departing to facilitate the movement of various cargoes.
Three ships, namely MSC Shay, MS Freesia, and Okyroe, played a significant role in this maritime activity. They were loaded with containers, palm oil, and mogas (motor gasoline) and berthed at Container Terminal, Liquid Terminal, and Oil Terminal, respectively.
Additionally, five more ships, namely Sea Hazel, Nymph Thetis, Marlen, Cetus Cachalot, and Bochem Pegasos, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours. These vessels are scheduled to load or offload fuel oil, palm oil, coal, and chemicals, contributing to the port’s bustling operations.
During the past 24 hours, a total of seven ships were engaged at PQA berths. Notably, the bulk cargo carrier ‘Al-Karamu’ set sail for the open sea on Tuesday morning. Furthermore, two ships, the container vessel MSC Shay and the gas carrier Calypso Gas, are expected to depart in the afternoon on the same day.
The cargo throughput during this period amounted to 116,851 tonnes. This included 59,006 tonnes of imported cargo and 57,845 tonnes of export cargo. Containerized cargo, carried in 3,210 containers (comprising 330 TEUs of imports and 2,880 TEUs of exports), was also efficiently handled at the port.
Currently, there are nine ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, two ships, Cetus Cachalot and FSM, along with two more vessels, Maersk Denver and Maersk Brooklyn, carrying coal, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), and containers, are expected to take berths at the Bulk Terminal, Engro Terminal, and Container Terminal, respectively, on Tuesday, August 29th. Additionally, two container ships, MSC Madeleine and Maersk Pelepas, are scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Wednesday, further contributing to the port’s bustling maritime activity.