Shipping Activity at Port Qasim on February 22, 2024

Shipping Activity at Port Qasim on February 22, 2024

Karachi, February 22, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Thursday, February 22, 2024, providing stakeholders with insights into the bustling maritime operations at the port.

On Wednesday, eight ships made notable arrivals at the port, enhancing trade and cargo movements. The vessels included Xpress Salween, Maersk Cabo Verde, MSC Ellen, Wide Alpha, Chemroad Haya, Corona, Ullswater, and Agia Erini Force. These ships carried a diverse range of cargoes, including containers, chemicals, palm oil, LPG, and coal. They berthed at various terminals, such as the Container Terminal, Engro Terminal, Liquid Terminal, SSGC Terminal, and Bulk Terminal.

In addition to these arrivals, two more ships, namely Medi Chiba and XT Dolphin, carrying Canola seeds and palm oil, anchored at the outer anchorage of the port on the same day. This influx of ships signifies the dynamic nature of trade and cargo handling at Port Qasim.

Over the past 24 hours, six ships were actively engaged at PQA berths. Among them, Simaisam, Xpress Salween, Wide Alpha, and MSC Ellen left the port in the morning, while Maersk Cabo Verde, Visayas, Torm Elizabeth, and Chemroad Haya are expected to set sail in the afternoon. The movement of these vessels contributes to the continuous flow of goods in and out of the port.

The cargo volume handled during the last 24 hours was substantial, totaling 252,114 tonnes. This figure comprises 206,028 tonnes of imported cargo and 46,086 tonnes of exported cargo. Containerized cargo played a significant role in this activity, with 6,181 containers (3,771 TEUs for imports and 2,410 TEUs for exports) contributing to the overall cargo volume.

Looking ahead, there are currently 13 ships at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Notably, the general cargo carrier ‘Rong Da Chang Sha’ and another ship, APL Le Havre, carrying heavy lift cargo and containers, are expected to take berths at MW-2 and QICT on Thursday. Additionally, another container ship, APL Le Havre, is scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on the same day. Looking further into the future, two more container ships, Mombasa Express and Hansa Rotenburg, are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Friday.

The continuous flow of shipping activity at Port Qasim is indicative of the port’s strategic importance in facilitating trade and commerce. The diverse range of goods being handled underscores the port’s role as a key player in the region’s maritime industry, promoting economic growth and connectivity. Stakeholders and industry participants will be closely monitoring these developments as they unfold, shaping the narrative of maritime trade in the coming days.