Activity at Karachi and Qasim ports
The Karachi Port handled 70,341 tonnes of cargo comprising 58,285 tonnes of import cargo and 12,056 tonnes of export cargo including 1,562 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ended at 0700 hours on Friday. The total import cargo of 58,285 tonnes comprised 13,007 tonnes of containerised cargo; 1,283 tonnes of general cargo; 42,011 tonnes of bulk cargo and 1,984 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.
The total export cargo of 12,056 tonnes comprised 3,560 tonnes of containerised cargo; 7,228 tonnes of general cargo and 1,268 tonnes of bulk cargo As many as 1,562 containers comprising 978 containers import and 584 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Friday. The brakeup of imported containers shows 392 of 20's and 254 of 40's loaded while nil of 20's and 39 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 116 of 20's and 18 of 40's loaded containers while 358 of 20's and 37 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.
There are three ships namely Kota Kaya, MSC Levina and Hyundai Jakarta with three container ships respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period. There are five vessels viz Northern Prelude, MSC Levina, Oriental Naueshiko, MT Quetta and Da Cai Yun with two container ships, two oil tankers and one general cargo ship respectively currently at the berths.
There is one ship namely Otzias with one coal carrier sailed out to sea on Friday, while five ships namely Northern Prelude, Elini-I, Kota Hening, Ocean Concord and Da Cai Yun with three container ships and two general cargo ships respectively are expected to sail on Saturday. There are five vessels viz Elini-1, Kota Hening, Ponente, Morning Glory and MT Lahore with three container ships, one naphtha tanker and one crude oil tanker respectively due to arrive on Friday, while two vessels viz Venetiro and UBC Chile with one container ship and one cement carrier respectively are due to arrive on Saturday.
A cargo volume of 80,536 tonnes comprising 45,812 tonnes of import cargo and 34,724 tonnes of export cargo inclusive 2,909 loaded and empty containers (TEUs) was handled at Port Qasim during the last 24 hours on Friday.
The total import cargo of 45,812 tonnes includes 8,000 tonnes of palm oil; 4,503 tonnes of fertiliser; 3,126 tonnes of chemicals; 8,134 tonnes of wheat and 22,049 tonnes of containerised cargo. The total export cargo of 34,724 tonnes includes 7,320 tonnes of cement and 27,404 tonnes of containerised cargo.
There are no ships sailed out to sea during the last 24 hours. A total number of eleven vessels viz CV CMA CGM Coral, CV Jumme Trader, MV Luzern, MV Alam Manis, MV Gulf Oasis, MT Bum Chin, MV Capital, MV South, MT Bunga Kantan Dua, MV Dong Hai Jun 7001 and MV KPS-1 Alican Bey are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, cement, palm oil, fertiliser, chemicals, wheat, dredger and power ship respectively during the last 24 hours.
As many as four ships namely MSC Levina, MSC Clementina, Al-Soor-II and Lady Amna with containers, diesel oil and fertiliser are currently at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. There are four vessels viz CV CMA CGM Coral, CV Jumme Trader, MT Bum Chin and MV Bunga Kantan Dua with containers, palm oil and chemicals expected to take berth at Qasim International Containers Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal and Engro Vopak Terminal respectively on Thursday. There are three ships namely CV MSC Levina, MV Bahrain Vission and MT Argent Hibiscus with containers, chemicals and palm oil due to arrive on Friday.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2013