The Karachi Port handled 130,927 tonnes of cargo comprising 105,525 tonnes of import cargo and 25,402 tonnes of export cargo including 5,440 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Thursday. The total import cargo of 105,525 tonnes comprised of 53,842 tonnes of containerised cargo; 7,219 tonnes of general cargo; 8,464 tonnes of bulk cargo: 4,615 tonnes of DAP; 3,849 tonnes of soyabean meal and 36,000 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.
The total export cargo of 25,402 tonnes comprised of 18,413 tonnes of containerised cargo; 6,989 tonnes of bulk cargo: 602 tonnes of cement and 6,387 tonnes of iron powder. As many as 5,440 containers comprising of 3,460 containers import and 1,980 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Thursday. The breakup of imported containers shows 1,393 of 20's and 977 of 40's loaded while 23 of 20's and 45 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 441 of 20's and 364 of 40's loaded containers while 271 of 20's and 270 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.
There were no ships sailed out to sea during the reported period. There were three vessels viz. PAC Aries, Desh Prem and Lunita carrying containers, oil tanker and coal respectively currently at the berths. There were four ships namely ER Helgoland, HS Marco Polo, PAC Aries and KSL Anyang carrying containers and steel respectively sailed out to sea on Thursday, while another ship namely Desh Prem carrying oil tanker is expected to sail on Friday.
There were four vessels viz. Ever Radiant, Cosco Kobe, Sea Crystal and Trans Spring carrying containers, oil tanker and steel respectively due to arrive on Thursday, while four vessels viz. APL Arabia, Fowairet, Portofino and Navios Armonia carrying containers and DAP respectively are due to arrive on Friday.