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Two ships take berth at Port Qasim

Two ships take berth at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Two ships M.V Alliance St Louis and M.T Chemroad Echo carrying General Cargo and Palm oil took berths at Multi Purpose Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on Monday.

Meanwhile three more ships C.V Maersk Bruxelles, C.V MSC Albany and M.T Au Leo with Container and Palm oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.  Berth occupancy was reported at the port at 44% on Sunday where a total of seven ships namely, Maersk Izmir, CMA CGM Verdi, Alliance St Louis, Yang Ze Lo, Maran Gas Asclepius, Chemroad Echo and Lion-M are currently occupying berths to load/offload Containers, General Cargo, Canola Seeds, LNG, Palm oil and Furnace oil respectively.  A record cargo handling was achieved a the port on Sunday where a cargo volume of 181,927 tonnes, comprising 130,722 tonnes import cargo and 51,205 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 2,882 Containers TEUs) 1,187 imports TEUs and 2,695 TEUs exports) was handled.

Three ships CMA CGM Verdi, Maersk Izmir and Alliance St Lenis sailed out to sea on Monday morning, while another ship Maran Gas Asclepius is expected to sail on same day at afternoon.  Four ships C.V Prosper, C.V MSC Bruxelles, C.V MSC Albany and M.T Pacific Panama carrying Containers and Furnace oil are expected to take berths at Container Terminal and FOTCO Terminal respectively on Monday, while three more ships C.V New Ark, C.V MSC Busan and C.V Maersk Pittsburgh are due to arrive at PQ on Tuesday.