KARACHI: Brisk shipping was observed at the Port where six ship C.V Prosper, C.V MSC Meava, C.V Valencia, M.T Maran Gas Asciepius, M.T Snow Plops and M.T Pavino Spirit carrying containers, LNG, Chemicals and Furnace oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Elengy Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Sunday (August 14). Meanwhile three more ships Theofano Star. M.T Caspian Gas and M.T Genuine Galaxy with containers, Soya bean seeds, LPG and Palm oil arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 24 hours. Berth occupancy remained at the Port at 63% on Sunday where a total of ten ships namely, Prosper, MSC Meava, MSC Valencia, Churban Sea, Star Planet White Purl, Maran Gas Asciepius, Snow Plops, Arpeggio and Pavino Spirit are currently occupying berths to load/offload Containers, Coal, Soya bean seeds, LNG, LPG, Chemicals, Palm oil and Furance respectively during last 24 hours.
A record handling was achieved at the Port on Sunday where a cargo volume of 194,029 tonnes, comprising 172,029 tonnes import cargo and 21,603 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 2,729 Containers (TEUs), 592 TEUs imports and 1,137 TEUs exports was handled at the Port during last 24 hours.
Three ships, C.V Prosper, C.V MSC Valencia and M.T Star Planet sailed out to sea on Monday morning, while four more ships C.V MSC Meava, M.T Snow Plops, M.V Churban Sea and M.T Arpeggio are expected to sail on same day in the afternoon.
A total of six ships C.V New Ark, C.V Maersk Algeciras, C.V Maersk Kinloss, M.V Theofano Star, M.T Sea Speed and M.T Naving-8 Aragonite carrying Containers, Soya Bean Seed, Chemicals and Palm oil are expected to take berths at QICT, FAP, EVTL and LCT respectively on 15th August, while General Cargo carrier Yi Song is due to arrive at Port Qasim on 16th August-2017.