KARACHI: Brisk shipping was observed at the port where five ship C.V MSC pina, C.V CMA CGM Narmaca, M.V E-Trader, M.T Tiama Gas M.T and Tom Val Brog carrying containers, Steel product LPG and Furnace oil were arranged berhting at Qasim International
Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal, SSGC Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Sunday,August 20.
Meanwhile, ten more ships with containers, Diesel oil, Rapeseeds, Soya Bean, General cargo, Chemicals, LPG and Coal also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.
High side berth occupancy was recorded at the port at over 76% on Sunday where a total of thirteen ships namely, MSC Pina, CMA CGM Narmada, GH Zephyr, E-Trader, Ruyi-I, Beks, Cenk, Pacific Talent, Theofano Star, Tiama Gas, Gaz Niaz, Al-Jassasiya, Maritime Lira and Tom, Val Brog are seeds, LNG, LPG, Palm oil and Furnace oil respectively during last 24 hours.
A record cargo handling was achieved at the Port where a cargo volume of 171.883 tonnes, comprising 141,065 tonnes import cargo and 30,818 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 5,163 Containers (TEUs), 3,541 TEUs imports and 1,622 TEUs exports was handled at the Port.
Three ships M.T Al-Jassasiya, C.V, GH Zephyr and M V Ruyi-I sailed out to sea on Monday morning while four more ships, Tiama Gas, Theofano Star, Maritime Lira and Gaz Niaz are expected to sail on same day in the afternoon and M>V Pasific Talent is expected to sail at night hours.
A total of six ships C.V MSC Chicago, C.V Prosper, M.V Irus-II, M.T Chom road Lily, M.T Start Berths at QICT, FAP, MW-1, LCT and EVTL respectively on Monday, 21st August, while four ships C.V Xpress Makalu, C.V APL-Miami, C.V Maersk Detroit, C.V CMA CGM Narmada ar due to arrive Port Qasim on Tuesday, 22nd August-2017.