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Activities at Karachi and Qasim ports

The Karachi Port handled 279,528 tonnes of cargo comprising 210,817 tonnes of import cargo and 68,711 tonnes of export cargo including 4,012 loaded and empty containers during the last 48 hours ending at 0700 hours on Monday. The total import cargo of 210,817 tonnes comprised of 50,847 tonnes of containerised cargo; 37,251 tonnes of general cargo; 3,843 tonnes of bulk cargo: 2,900 tonnes of coal; 1,043 tonnes of urea and 118,776 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.

The total export cargo of 68,711 tonnes comprised of 31,319 tonnes of containerised cargo; 188 tonnes of general cargo; 10,484 tonnes of bulk cargo: 204 tonnes of cement; 10,280 tonnes of rice and 26,720 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.

As many as 4,012 containers comprising of 2,594 containers import and 1,418 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Monday.

The break-up of imported containers shows 1,423 of 20's and 559 of 40's loaded while 23 of 20's and 15 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 684 of 20's and 119 of 40's loaded containers while 156 of 20's and 170 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.

There were eleven ships namely Karina Danica, Sakaka, Xin Huang Pu, UAFL Zanzibar, MT Karachi, Ikan Sembak, Thorco Sapphire, Hercules, BBC Fuji, Mu Dan Song and Chang Hang Fan Hai carrying containers, oil tanker, cement and general cargo respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period.

There were seven vessels viz. Karina Danica, Hyundai Paramount, MOL Dignity, Tian E Zuo, BBC Fuji, Golden Resource and Chang Hang Fan Hai carrying containers, oil tanker and general cargo respectively currently at the berths. There was one ship namely Shalamar carrying oil tanker sailed out to sea on Monday, while four ships namely APL Guangzhou, Lissy Schulte Thorco Sapphire and Sunbay carrying containers, general cargo and steel respectively are expected to sail on Tuesday.

There were two vessels viz. Pona and Gloster-1 carrying containers and chemical respectively due to arrive on Monday, while five vessels viz. Japan, Kota Karim, MT Quetta, CPO Australia and Interpid carrying containers, oil tankers and talcum powder respectively are due to arrive on Tuesday.


A cargo volume of 55,269 tonnes comprising 31,177 tonnes of import cargo and 24,092 export cargo inclusive 1,926 loaded and empty containers (TEUs) was handled at Port Qasim during the last 24 hours on Monday.

The total import cargo of 31,177 tonnes includes 5,253 tonnes of sunflower seed; 6,560 tonnes of chemical; 6,826 tonnes of fertilizer and 12,502 tonnes of containerised cargo.

The total export cargo includes 24,092 tonnes of containerised cargo. As many as 1,926 containers comprising 658 containers import and 1,268 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Monday.

There were three ships namely CV MSC Eugenia, CV MSC Albany and MV Atlantic Glory with containers and chemical sailed out sea on Monday morning, while another ship namely CV Pona carrying containers is expected to sail on the same day afternoon. A total number of six vessels viz. CV MSC Eugenia, CV MSC Albany, MV Alam Madu, MV Minoan Grace, MV Ann Kjerstz and MV Atlantic Glory currently occupied berths to load/offload containers, cement, chemical, sunflower seed, fertilizer and chemical respectively during the last 24 hours.

As many as six ships namely Safmarine Ngami, Pona, Vienna, Gas Lonian, Feng Hai-35 and Al-Soor-II with containers chemical and diesel oil are at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim.

There were five vessels viz. CV Safmarine Ngami, Pona, CV MSC Niena, MV Feng Hai-35 and MT Al-Soor-II with containers, chemical and diesel oil expected to take berths at Qasim International Containers Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Monday. There is one ship namely CV MSC Vienna with containers due to arrive on Monday, while three more ships namely CV Al Abdali, CV CMA CGM Debussy and MT Dashma carrying containers and oil tanker are due to arrive on Tuesday.

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