KARACHI: Four ships C.V MSC Rita, C.V CMA CGM Nerver, M.T Gas Chem Artarctic and M.T Lon-M carrying containers, chemicals and furnace oil took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO OIl respectively on Thursday. Meanwhile another chemicals carrier Sea charming also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim on same day. Berth occupancy was reported at the Port at 63% on Thursday where a total of ten ships namely, MSC Rita, CMA CGM Nenver, APL Coral, Diya-B, Thor Maximus, Hanna-S, Leto, Gas Chem Antarotic, Bunga Allium and Lion-M were occupied at PQA berths to load/offload containers, cement, coal, soya bean seeds, chemicals, palm oil and furnace oil respectvely during last 24 hours.
Cargo handling remained at the Port at 161,035 tonnes , comprising 111,699 tonnes import cargo and 49,336 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,827 containers (TEUs) 1,623 TEUs imports and 2,204 TEUs exports was handled during last 24 hours.
Containers ship MSC Rita sailed out to sea on Friday morning while three more ships APL Coral, CMA CGM Nerver and Gas Chem Antarctic are expected to sail on same day in the afternoon. Four ships C.V San Fellx, C.V Hugo schulte M.T Maran Gas Asclepius and M.T Chemroad Polaris carrying containers, LNG and chemicals are expected to take berths at QICT, EETL and EVTI, respectively on Friday, while C.V APL Austria and C.V Nicoilne Maersk are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Saturday, 05th August, 2017.