Shipping activity at Port Qasim

32

Business Reporter

Karachi

Four ships C.V Al-Asya, C.V Express Black Sea, M.T Bunga Alamanda and M.T Al-Salam-II carrying containers, 23,500 tonnes palm oil and 52,475 tonnes diesel oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Sunday.
Meanwhile two more ships C.V Al-Safat and C.V Jack London with Containers also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim (PQ) during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy was observed at the port at 60% on Sunday where a total of nine ships namely, Al-Asya, Express Black Sea, Maersk Nicoline, Fu Ming, Pacific Award, Chance, Umm Bab, Bunga Alamanda and M.T Al-Salam-II are currently occupying berth to load/offload Containers, Project Cargo, Coal, Soya Bean Seeds, LNG, Palm Oil and Diesel Oil respectively during last 24 hours.
A record cargo handling was achieved at the port on Sunday where a cargo volume of 175,391 tonnes, comprising 139,177 tonnes import cargo and 36,214 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,689 Containers (TUEs) 1,783 imports TUEs and 1,906 TUEs exports) was handled during last 24 hours.
Container vessel Express Black Sea sailed out to sea on Monday morning, while Gas Carrier Umm Bab and Oil tanker Al-Salam-II are expected to sail on same day. Three ships, C.V Al-Safat, C.V Jack London and M.T GSW Forward carrying Containers and Chemicals are expected to take berths at Container Terminal and Engro Terminal respectively on Monday.