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Activity at Karachi & Qasim ports

The Karachi Port handled 63,394 tonnes of cargo comprising 25,658 tonnes of import cargo and 37,736 tonnes of export cargo including 2,896 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday. The total import cargo of 25,658 tonnes comprised of 18,739 tonnes of containerised cargo; 2,317 tonnes of general cargo; 4,102 tonnes of coal; and 500 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.

The total export cargo of 37,736 tonnes comprised of 17,328 tonnes of containerised cargo; 20,408 tonnes of bulk cargo: 5,504 tonnes of cement, 5,504 tonnes of loose bulk cement and 9,400 tonnes of talcum powder. As many as 2,896 containers comprising of 1,614 containers import and 1,282 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Tuesday.

The break-up of imported containers shows 384 of 20's and 350 of 40's loaded while 76 of 20's and 227 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 449 of 20's and 278 of 40's loaded containers while 31 of 20's and 123 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.

There were five ships namely HS Marco Polo, Commodore, Northern Power, Hyderabad and Bao Yun Sheng carrying containers, coal and general cargo respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period. There were five vessels viz. Posen, Wan Hai-172, Somerset, Songa Peace and Ras Ghumays-1 carrying containers, oil tanker, cement and bulk cargo respectively currently at the berths.

There were four ships namely Posen, Wan Hai-172, Somerset and Songa Peace carrying containers, cement and oil tanker sailed out to sea on Tuesday. There were two vessels viz. Gema and Tromso carrying oil tanker and mogas respectively due to arrive on Tuesday, while six vessels viz. Kota Kasturi, ER Helgoland, PAC Aries, Hyundai Bangkok, Northern Prelude and Altonia carrying containers respectively are due to arrive on Wednesday.

A cargo volume of 74,624 tonnes comprising 46,500 tonnes of import cargo and 28,124 export cargo inclusive 2,645 loaded and empty containers (TEUs) was handled at Port Qasim during the last 24 hours on Tuesday.

The total import cargo of 46,500 tonnes includes 8,100 tonnes of edible oil; 3,589 tonnes of coal; 2,444 tonnes of chemical; 3,450 tonnes of sunflower seeds and 28,917 tonnes of containerised cargo. The total export cargo of 28,124 tonnes includes 1,496 tonnes of cement and 26,628 tonnes of containerised cargo. There were two ships namely MSC Carolina and MT Pacific Sun with containers and chemical sailed out sea on Tuesday morning, while another ship namely CV Safmarine Ngami carrying containers is expected to sail on the same day afternoon.

A total number of eight vessels viz. CV Safmarine Ngami, CV Posen, CV MSC Carolina, MV Common Spirit, MV Elina-B, MT Yasa Aysen, MV Pacific Sun and MT ECE Nur-K currently occupied berths to load/offload containers, cement, coal, sunflower seeds, chemical and edible oil respectively during the last 24 hours.

As many as four ships namely Maersk Koakata, Al Rawdah, Hyderabad and Al Dasma containers, coal and edible oil are at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. There were four vessels with containers and sunflower seeds took berths at Qasim International Containers Terminal and FAP Terminal respectively on Monday. There are four ships namely CV Maersk Koakata, CV Al Rawdah, MV Hyderabad and MT Al Dasma carrying containers, coal and edible oil respectively due to arrive on Tuesday.

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