Shipping Activity Report at Port Qasim on April 16, 2024

Shipping Activity Report at Port Qasim on April 16, 2024

Karachi, April 16, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Tuesday, April 16, 2024, providing valuable insights to stakeholders and facilitating smooth operations at one of Pakistan’s key maritime hubs.

Five vessels, namely MSC Vilda-X, MSC Nilgun, Fast, Gall, and XT-Brightness, were scheduled for loading and offloading operations involving containers, cement, palm oil, and chemicals. These ships berthed at various terminals within Port Qasim, including the Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Liquid Terminal, and Engro Terminal on Monday.

Additionally, three more ships, MSC United, Ullswater, and Perikils, arrived at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim over the past 24 hours, further enhancing the port’s maritime traffic.

During the same period, a total of eleven ships were engaged at PQA berths, contributing to the efficient handling of cargo. Of these, two ships, MSC Vilda-X and Lydia, departed from the port earlier today. Meanwhile, four more vessels, namely Bum Shin, Nilgun, Nicholas, and XT-Brightness, are expected to set sail on Tuesday.

In terms of cargo volume, Port Qasim handled a total of 181,875 tonnes, comprising 155,697 tonnes of imports cargo and 26,178 tonnes of export cargo. This cargo was transported in 4,619 containers, including 3,572 TEUs of imports and 1,047 TEUs of exports, reflecting the port’s robust activity levels.

At present, eight ships are stationed at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, two vessels, Asphalt Alliance and High Trader, are scheduled to load and offload bitumen, mogas, and LNG. Additionally, two more ships, Al-Khor and MSC United-VIII, are expected to handle container operations at various terminals within the port.

Looking ahead, two container ships, Maersk Cabo Verde and Cap Andreas, are slated to arrive at Port Qasim on Wednesday, further contributing to the port’s maritime traffic and cargo handling operations.

The shipping activity report underscores the Port Qasim Authority’s commitment to facilitating smooth and efficient maritime operations while meeting the evolving needs of stakeholders. With a diverse range of cargoes being handled and a steady flow of vessels, Port Qasim continues to play a pivotal role in Pakistan’s maritime trade landscape.