Shipping Activity at Port Qasim on June 3, 2024

Shipping Activity at Port Qasim on June 3, 2024 — The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Monday, detailing the bustling operations at one of Pakistan’s key maritime hubs.

The report highlights significant activity over the past 24 hours, underscoring the port’s critical role in facilitating trade and commerce.

On Sunday, three ships, Zhida-6, Shalamar, and TRF Kobe, berthed at various terminals within Port Qasim. The Zhida-6 was stationed at the Multi-Purpose Terminal to load and offload rice, Shalamar berthed at the Oil Terminal to manage furnace oil, and TRF Kobe arrived at the Elengy Terminal for chemicals.

In addition to these vessels, five more ships arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. These included MSC Positano carrying containers, AU Taurus with palm oil, Kypros Sea with canola, Chem Leona with chemicals, and Al-Marrouna with LNG. This influx of vessels highlights the port’s strategic importance in handling diverse types of cargo, from essential food items to critical energy resources.

During the last 24 hours, a total of seven ships were actively engaged at the port’s berths. Among them, four ships – APL Miami, Shalamar, TRF Kobe, and Enjnan – are expected to set sail today, marking the continuous flow of maritime traffic.

Port Qasim handled a substantial cargo volume of 133,440 tonnes within this period. This included 62,655 tonnes of import cargo and 70,785 tonnes of export cargo. The cargo was transported in 3,218 containers, comprising 364 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) of imports and 2,854 TEUs of exports, reflecting the port’s robust operational capacity.

Currently, there are seven ships at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Of these, four ships – AU Taurus, Chem Leona, Al-Marrouna, and MSC Positano – along with two more vessels, MSC Subrabaya-VIII and Clyde, are expected to berth today. These ships are carrying a variety of cargo including palm oil, chemicals, LNG, containers, and mogas.

Looking ahead, three additional container ships – MSC Alina, MSC Ellen, and Maersk Hartford – are scheduled to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday, indicating ongoing high levels of activity and the port’s pivotal role in supporting Pakistan’s trade infrastructure.