KARACHI: Eight ships MSC Sindy, MSC Mars, X-Press Makalu, Norstar Invictus, Agios Nicolas, Everich-6, Golar Bear and Gao Chang-2 scheduled to load/offload containers, Crude oil, Soya Bean, LPG, LNG and Palm oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal, Grain & Fertilizer Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal, Pakistan Gasport Consortium Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile two more ships BW Danube and Engiadina with Diesel oil and Steel Coil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.
Berths occupancy was observed at the port at sixty five percent on Monday where a total of eleven ships namely, MSC Sindy, MSC Mars, X-Press Makalu, Era-S, Norstar Invicturs, Kong Que Song, Agios Nicloas, White Purl, Everich-6, Golar Bear and Gao Chang-2 are currently occupying PQA berths to load/offload Containers, Rice, Crude Oil, General Cargo, Soya Bean, LPG, LNG and Palm.
Cargo throughput during last 24 hours stood at 161,875 tonnes comprising 101,600 tonnes import cargo and 60,275 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,708 containers (TEUs),
(2,011 TEUs imports and 1,697 TEUs exports) was handled at the port. Two ships, Container Vessel MSC Mars and General Cargo carrier Kong Que Song sailed out to sea on Tuesday morning, while two more ships, MSC Sindy and X-Press Makalu are expected to sail on same day.
Five ships, CSAV Tyndail, Maersk Columbus, Industrial Century, Gas Amazon and Methane Nile Eagle carrying Containers, Project Cargo, LPG and LNG are expected to take berths at QICT, MW-I, EVTL and EETL respectively on Tuesday.