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Activity at Karachi & Qasim ports

The Karachi Port handled 153,437 tonnes of cargo comprising 133,502 tonnes of import cargo and 19,935 tonnes of export cargo including 7,049 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Friday. The total import cargo of 133,502 tonnes comprised of 66,810 tonnes of containerised cargo; 17,212 tonnes of general cargo; 26,007 tonnes of bulk cargo: 12,283 tonnes of coal; 5,786 tonnes of DAP; 3,490 tonnes of SB meal; 4,448 tonnes of urea and 23,473 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo. The total export cargo comprised of 19,935 tonnes of containerised cargo. As many as 7,049 containers comprising of 4,304 containers import and 2,745 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Friday. The break-up of imported containers shows 1,719 of 20's and 1,274 of 40's loaded while 17 of 20's and 10 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 617 of 20's and 214 of 40's loaded containers while 906 of 20's and 397 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours. There were three ships namely OOCL California, Silver Philippha and Shandong Hai Tong carrying containers, oil tanker and general cargo respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period. There were six vessels viz. A Idefix, Hyundai Jakarta, Cosco Osaka, Portland Pearl, Jin Yue and Ocean Prince carrying containers, oil tanker and general cargo respectively currently at the berths. There were three ships namely Northern Power, Duck Hunter and Red Azalea carrying containers and oil tanker respectively sailed out to sea on Friday, while five ships namely Hyundai Jakarta, Cosco Osaka, Kota Nazar, Turris and Ocean Prince carrying containers, oil tanker and general cargo respectively are expected to sail on Saturday. There was one vessel APL Cyprine carrying containers due to arrive on Friday, while five vessels viz. X-Press Euphrates, Uafl Zanzibar, KMTC Dubai, Grand Race and BBC Rushmore carrying containers, vehicles and general cargo respectively are due to arrive on Saturday.

PORT QASIM
A cargo volume of 45,569 tonnes comprising 33,557 tonnes of import cargo and 12,012 tonnes of export cargo inclusive 1,343 loaded and empty containers (TEUs) was handled at Port Qasim during the last 24 hours on Friday. The total import cargo of 33,557 tonnes includes 2,950 tonnes of edible oil; 8,100 tonnes of chemical; 6,316 tonnes of urea and 16,191 tonnes of containerised cargo. The total export cargo includes 12,012 tonnes of containerised cargo. There were four ships namely CV MSC Rachele, CV Tommy Richter, Atlantic Glory and Atlantic Miracle carrying containers, chemical and edible oil sailed out to sea on Friday morning. A total number of six vessels viz. CV MSC Rachele, CV Tommy Richter, MV Jia Run, MV Atlantic Glory, Atlantic Miracle and MT Bunga Akasia currently occupied berths to load/offload containers, urea, chemical and edible oil respectively during the last 24 hours. As many as four ships carrying containers, fuel oil and edible oil were at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim on Friday. There were four vessels carrying containers, chemical and edible oil took berths at Qasim International Containers Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively on Thursday. There are five ships namely CV Hansa America, CV Rio Madeira, CV Wehr Warnow, MT Brizo and MT Black Purl carrying containers, furnace oil and LPG respectively due to arrive on Friday.
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