APP – Shipping activity remained active at the Port Qasim where four ships including Mataquito, Parnasos, YM Mirando and Al-Dasma carrying Containers, Chemicals, Coal and Diesel oil were alloted berths at the Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Wednesday.
A total of nine ships namely Mataquito, APL Charleston, Parnasos, Makikl, Africaw, YM Miranda, White Purl, Adam and Al-Dasma are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, general cargo, soya bean, seeds, coal, chemicals, palm kernel, LPG, LNG and diesel oil during last 24 hours.
Cargo handling during last 24 hours stood at 143,646 tonnes, comprising 109,902 tonnes import cargo and 33.744 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,408 containers (TEUs), (1.632 TEUs imports and 1.776 TEUs exports) were handled at the Port.
Two ships container vessel APL Charleston and Gas carrier White Purl sailed out to sea on Thursday morning, while another gas carrier Adam is expected to sail on same day in the afternoon.
M.V Epic Sentaso carrying chemicals is expected to take berth at Engro Terminal on Thursday. While two more ships Hansa America and CMA CGM Blue Whale are due to arrive at the Port Qasim on Friday and three more container ships Virgo, MSC Desiree and Cape Mayor are due to arrive on Saturday.