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Shipping activity at Post Qasim

KARACHI: Six ships, APL Savanan, Maersk Kinloss, Uni Wealth, GP Asphalt-III, Port Vera Cruz and Southern Robin carrying Containers, Palm Kernel, Bitumen, Coal and Palm oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, three more ships Conti Darwin, Songa Wave and Bhairavi carrying containers, coal, and chemicals also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the same day. A total of eleven ships namely, APL Savanah, Maersk Kinloss, Thor Brave, Vera Cruz, Melbourne, Sakizaya Miracle, Uni Wealth GP Asphalt- III, Lokoja, Southern Robin and UACC Ibn Sina are currently occupying PQA berths to load/offload containers, Palm Kernel, Bitumen, Coal, Rape seeds, LNG, Palm oil and Diesel oil respectively during last 24 hours.
Cargo handling registered an upward trend at the Port where a cargo volume of 199,521 tonnes, comprising 183,428 tonnes import cargo and 16,093 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,681 containers (TEUs), (2,834 TEUs imports and 847 TEUs exports) was handled during last 24 hours.
Two ships, Lokoja and Thor Brave sailed out to sea on Wednesday morning, while three more ships Melbourne, UACC Ibn Sina and Maersk Kinloss are expected to sail on the same day in the afternoon.
Three ships Conti Darwin, Bhairavi and Darannee Naree carrying containers, chemicals, and coal are expected to take berths at QICT, EVTL, and PIBT respectively on Wednesday, while another containers ship OOCL Washington and Hansa America are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Thursday.










M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.