Shipping activity at Port Qasim

Staff Reporter


Brisk shipping was observed at the Port Qasim (PQ) where six ships CMA CGM Maupassant, MSC Didem, Sea Hymn, Ocean Quartz, Gas Chem Antarctic and Chance scheduled to load/offload containers, condensate, project cargo and soybean seeds were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Fotco oil Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and Grain and Fertilizer Terminal respectively on Thursday.
Meanwhile five more ships, Uni Florida, Tucapel, Bochem Antwerp, Chemroad Hope and Bunga Aster carrying Containers, Phosphoric Acid and Palm oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.
High side berth occupancy was recorded at the port at 73% on Thursday, where a total of eleven ships, CMA CGM Maupassant, MSC Didem, Maersk Salina, CMA CGM Maupassant, Sea Hymn, Bunga Azalea, Gaschem Antarctic, Ocean Quartz, Chance, Globe Tanya and Umm Bab were occupied PQA berths to load/offload Containers, Condensate, Palm oil, Chemicals, Canola Seeds, Slag, LPG and LNG during last 24 hours.
A record cargo handling was achieved at the port on Thursday where a cargo volume of 182,278 tonnes, comprising 89,565 tonnes import cargo and 92,713 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 5,443 containers (TUEs) 2,141 imports TUEs & 3,302 TUEs exports) was handled during last 24 hours.
LNG carrier ‘Umm Bab’ sailed out to sea on Friday morning, while three more ships, CMA CGM Maupassant, Bunga Azalea and Gaschem Antarctic are expected to sail on same day.
Four ships, C.V Tucapel, C.V Uni Florida, M.T Chemroad Hope and M.T Bunga Aster carrying Containers, Phosphoric Acid and Palm oil are expected to take berths at Container Terminal, Engro Terminal and Liquid Terminal respectively on Friday.
While LPG carrier ‘Gas Chem Antarctic’ is due to arrive at PQ on same day, Container Vessel ‘Safmarine Ngami’ is due to arrive on Saturday and Chemicals carrier ‘YM Miranda’ and Container vessel ‘MSC Rita’ are due o arrive on Sunday, and an oil tanker ‘Bneider’ is due to arrive on Monday.

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