Last update: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12am

Activities at Karachi port

The Karachi Port handled 103,376 tonnes of cargo comprising 55,497 tonnes of import cargo and 47,879 tonnes of export cargo including 4,073 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ended at 0700 hours on Wednesday. The total import cargo of 55,497 tonnes comprised of 25,591 tonnes of containerised cargo; 3,409 tonnes of seeds and 26,497 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.

The total export cargo of 47,879 tonnes comprised of 35,221 tonnes of containerised cargo; 249 tonnes of general cargo; 8,199 tonnes of bulk cargo: 4,885 tonnes of iron; 3,314 tonnes of talcum powder and 4,210 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo. As many as 4,073 containers comprising 1,961 containers import and 2,112 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Wednesday.

The break-up of imported containers shows 743 of 20's and 473 of 40's loaded while 166 of 20's and 53 of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 1,050 of 20's and 383 of 40's loaded containers while nil of 20's and 148 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.

There are two ships namely Golden Gion and Han De carrying oil tankers and general cargo respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period. There are six vessels viz Cosco Kawasaki, Hyundai Highness, UAFL Zanzibar, Ocean Concord, Lambi and Alpine Moment carrying containers, general cargo and oil tanker respectively currently at the berths. There are three ships namely Wan Hai-513, Hanjin Shangnai and Liana carrying containers and naphtha respectively sailed out to sea on Wednesday, while another ship namely Lambi carrying general cargo is expected to sail on Thursday. There is one vessel viz Han Zhi carrying project cargo due to arrive on Wednesday, while four vessels viz Finisterre, Santa Rosa, APL Sydney and MSC Didem carrying containers respectively are due to arrive on Thursday.

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