Monday, September 8, 2008

Qasim International Container Terminal Activity

Karachi—Shipping activity remained active at the Port where two ships carrying containers took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal on Friday. Meanwhile three more ships with iron ore, palm oil and diesel oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the same day.

Berth occupancy was observed at 70% at the Port on Friday as against 90% on previous day where a total of seven ships C.V CMA COM Puget, C.V KIA Wakeed, M.V Orient-II, MV Mustafa Bay, MV Shinyo Integrity, M.T Chemroad Luna and MV Babi Tonga were accommodated at PQA berths to load, offload containers, cement, wheat, palm oil and coal respectively during the report period.

Cargo handling operations were carried out efficiently at the Port where a cargo volume of 83,253 tonnes comprising 50,986 tonnes imports and 32,267 tonnes exports inclusive of containerised cargo carried in 4,126 containers (TEUs) was handled during the last 24 hours.

Three ships C.V Maersk Carolina, C.V CMA CGM Ville-D-Aquarius and M.T Chemroad Luna sailed out to sea during the last 24 hours while two more ships C.V CMA CGM Puget and C.V KIA Wakeed are expected to sail on Saturday afternoon.

Two ships M.T Sea Spirit and M.T CS Summer carrying 31,715 tonnes diesel oil and 5,504 tonnes palm oil are expected to take berths at Fotco terminal and Multipurpose terminal respectively on Saturday.

Two ships M.T Prem Pride and M.V Nordiana-G are due to arrive at Port Qasim the same day while two more ships M.T Oak Galaxy and M.T Oem Star are due to arrive on Sunday.—APP

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