The Karachi Port handled 89,706 tonnes of cargo comprising 61,456 tonnes of import cargo and 28,250 tonnes of export cargo including 4,630 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday. The total import cargo of 61,456 tonnes comprised of 35,657 tonnes of containerised cargo; 253 tonnes of general cargo; 1,321 tonnes of palm kernal expeller and 24,225 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.
The total export cargo of 28,250 tonnes comprised of 28,061 tonnes of containerised cargo and 189 tonnes of general cargo. As many as 4,630 containers comprising of 2,418 containers import and 2,212 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Tuesday. The breakup of imported containers shows 1,075 of 20's and 554 of 40's loaded while 157 of 20's and 39 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 885 of 20's and 256 of 40's loaded containers while 517 of 20's and 149 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.
There were three ships namely MOL Direction, Posen and Bunga Lucerne carrying containers and oil tanker respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period. There were five vessels viz. Posen, Hanjin White, Chemroad Journey, Shalamar and Han De carrying containers, oil tankers and general cargo respectively currently at the berths. There were two ships namely Hanjin White and Artenos carrying containers respectively sailed out to sea on Tuesday, while two ships namely Shalamar and Sea Glory carrying oil tankers respectively are expected to sail on Wednesday.
There was one vessel viz. Al-Mahboobah carrying chemical due to arrive on Tuesday, while ten vessels viz. Kota Kasturi, Wan Hai-172, PAC Aries, Hyundai Jakarta, SSL Mumbai, Oriental Ruby, GT Star, Priya, Mathawee Naree and Darya Bhakti carrying containers, oil tankers, mogas, DAP and general cargo respectively due to arrive on Wednesday.