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Four ships take berth at Port Qasim

Four ships take berth at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Four ships C.V Prosper, C.V MSC Bruxelles, C.V MSC Albany and M.T Pacific Panama carrying containers and Furnace oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on Tuesday.

Meanwhile four more ships C.V New Ark, M.V Ruining, M.T Global Anker and M.T Tomson Gas carrying Containers, Coal, Palm oil and LPG also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.      Berth occupancy was observed at forty four percent at the port on Monday where a total of seven ships namely, Prosper, MSC Bruxelles, MSC Albany, Yang Ze Lo, Maran Gas Asclepius, Chemroad Echo and Pacific Panama were occupied PQA berths to load/offload Containers, Canola Seeds, LNG, Palm oil and Furnace oil respectively.

Cargo throughput during last 24 hours stood at 123,856 tonnes, comprising 110,271 tonnes import cargo and 13,585 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,655 containers TEUs) 2,940 imports TEUs and 715 TEUs exports) was handled at the port.

Two Container ships Prosper and MSC Bruxelles sailed out to sea on Tuesday morning, while two more ships Container Vessel MSC Albany and Edible oil carrier Chemroad Echo are expected to sail on same day at afternoon.

A total of six ships C.V New Ark, C.V MSC Busan, C.V Maersk Pittsburgh, M.V Ruining, M.T Tomson Gas and M.T Au Leo carrying Containers, Coal, LPG and Palm oil are expected to take berths at  QICT, MW-2, SSGC and LCT respectively on Tuesday, while another ship C.V MSC Bilbao is due to arrive at PQ on Wednesday.