KARACHI: Brisk shipping was recorded at the Port where nine ships Express Makalu C.V ALP Miami, C.V Maersk Detroit, C.V Narmada, M.T Sky Globe, M.T Prothos, M.T Empery, M.White Purl, and M.T Karachi carrying Containers, Coal, Chemicals, LPG and Furnace oil were allotted berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal, SSGC Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Meanwhile two more ships M.T King Craft and M.T Miranda with LPG and Chemicals also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. High side berth occupancy was observed at the port at 71% on Tuesday where a total of telve ships namely, ALP Miami, Express Makalu, Maersk Detroit, C.V Narmada, Porthos, Sky Globe, Iris-II, Empery, White Purl, Chemroad Lily Stolt Sakura and Karachi are currently occupying berths to load/offload Containers, Coal, Soya bean seeds, Chemicals, LPG, Tallow, Palm oil and Furnace oil respectively during last 24 hours.
Cargo handling registered an upward trend at the Port where a cargo volume of 139,093 tonnes, comprising 121,803 tonnes import cargo and 17,290 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,692 Containers (TEUs), 2,782 TEUs imports and 910 TEUs exports was handied at the Port.
Plam oil carrier, Chemroad Lily sailed out to sea on Wednesday morning, white four more ships M.T Stolt Sakura, M.T White Purl, M.T Empery and Maersk Detroit are expected to sail on same day in the afternoon.
Four Ships M.V Ru Yi Song, M.T MR Oresries M.T Thomson Gas and M.T YM Miranda carrying Project cargo, Palm oil, LPG and Chemicals are expected to take berths at MW-I, LCT, SSGC and EVTL respectively on Wednesday, 23 August, 2017, while container vessel CMA CGM Maupassand is due to arrive at Port Qasim on Thursday, 24 August 2017.