KARACHI: Brisk Shipping activities were observed at the Port where five ship C.V Express Black Sea, C.V MSC Heidi, C.V Northern Movement, M.V Sea Treasure and M.T Pacino Spint carrying containers, steel coll and furnace oil took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal(MW-1) and FOTCO Oil Terminal on Tuesday, 05th September-2017 respectively. Meanwhie three more ships M.T Mer Babu, M.V Friendly Stea and M.V Sasklas scheduled to load/offload crude oil, coal and soya bean also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy was observed at the Port at 47% on Tuesday where a total of eight ship namely, Express Black Sea, MSC Heidi, Nothern Movement, APL Columbus, Sea Treasure, Sea Joy, North Gas, Wawasan Jade and Pavino Spint were occupred PQA berths to load/offload containers, steel coll, rape seeds, LPG, palm oil and furnace oil respectively during last 24 hours.
Cargo throughput during last 24 hours stood at 90,494 tonnes comprising 77,517 tonnes import cargo and 12,977 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,440 containers (TEUs) 2,757 TEUs imports and 683 TEUs exports was handled at the Port. Container vessel ‘Northern Movement’ and Gas Carrier North Gas are expected to sail on Wednesday in the afternoon. M.V Friendly Sea carrying 52,578 tonnes coal is expected to take borth at PQEPT on Wednesday, September 6, while oil tanker PVT Athena carrying 70,000 tonnes furnace oil is due to arrive at Port Qasim on same day and containers vessel Priorlty is due to arrive on Thursday September 7.