Shipping Activity Thrives at Port Qasim on April 9, 2024

Shipping Activity Thrives at Port Qasim on April 9, 2024

Karachi, April 9, 2024 – The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has released its shipping activity report for Tuesday, April 9, 2024, providing valuable insights for stakeholders as maritime operations continue to flourish.

On Monday, two significant ships, namely Elephant and Maersk Santosa, along with Banglar Agragoti, berthed at the Container Terminal and Liquid Terminal, respectively, carrying containers and palm oil. Additionally, the gas carrier ‘Dravin’ carrying LPG arrived at the outer anchorage of the port on the same day.

A total of nine ships were engaged at PQA berths during the last 24 hours. Among them, the bulk cargo carrier Swansea sailed out to sea on Tuesday morning, while four more ships, including Maersk Santosa, Sea Peral, Seacon Victory, and Hanze Goteberg, are expected to set sail later in the afternoon.

In terms of cargo handling, the port witnessed a robust activity with a cargo volume of 122,782 tonnes managed during the last 24 hours. This volume comprised 90,167 tonnes of imported cargo and 32,615 tonnes of export cargo. Notably, containerized cargo carried in 1,930 containers (1,540 TEUs imports and 390 TEUs exports) contributed significantly to this throughput.

Currently, five ships are stationed at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim. Among them, the bulk cargo carrier Jutha Maritimo, along with three other ships – Maersk Cape Town, MSC Nilgun, and MSC Silvana – are scheduled to load/offload rice and containers. These vessels are expected to take berths at the Grain Terminal and Container Terminal on Tuesday. Additionally, a container ship named MSC United VIII is due to arrive at Port Qasim on the same day, further enriching the maritime traffic.

The bustling activity at Port Qasim underscores its pivotal role as a key maritime hub, facilitating trade and commerce for Pakistan and its international partners. With efficient operations and strategic infrastructure, Port Qasim continues to attract shipping lines and cargo handlers, contributing significantly to the country’s economy.

The diverse range of cargo handled at the port reflects its versatility in accommodating various trade requirements, from containerized goods to bulk commodities like palm oil and LPG. This flexibility enables Port Qasim to cater to the evolving needs of global trade and maintain its competitiveness in the maritime domain.

As maritime activities thrive at Port Qasim, stakeholders remain vigilant and proactive in ensuring smooth operations, adhering to international standards of safety, security, and efficiency. With its strategic location, modern facilities, and proactive management, Port Qasim stands poised to further enhance its position as a vital gateway for trade and commerce in the region.