Shipping activity at Port Qasim

KARACHI Oct 4: Five ships C.V APL Charleston, C.V Maersk
Kensington, M.T Al-Jassasiya, M.T As Olivia and M.T Lion-M carrying
containers, LNG, Phosphoric Acid and Furnace oil were allotted berths
at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Elengy Terminal,
Engro Vopak Terminal and Fotco Oil Terminal respectively during last
24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on
Meanwhile two more ships M.V Achilleas-S and M.T Tomson Gas with
Coal and LPG also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last
24 hours.
Seventy one percent berth occupancy was reported at the Port on
Tuesday where a total of twelve ships namely APL Charleston, Maersk
Kensington, MSC Joanna, Express Black Sea, Da Dan Xia, Sinar Kutal,
Epic Sardinia, Three Saskias, As Olivia, Al-Jassasiya, Chemroad Haya
and Lion-M were occupied at PQA berths to load/offload Containers,
General Cargo, Coal, Soya Bean Seeds, Phosphoric Acid, LNG, Palm oil
and Furnace oil respectively.
A record cargo handling was achieved at the port where a cargo
volume of 202,288 tonnes, comprising 163,813 tonnes import cargo and
38,475 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in
4,109 containers (TEUs), (2,084 TEUs imports and 2,025 TEUs exports)
was handled at the port.
Three ships, Maersk Kensington, Da Dan Xia and As Olivia are
expected to sail on Wednesday afternoon. Chemicals carrier Epic Sicily
is expected to take berth at Engro Terminal on Wednesday and Containers
ship Mehun is due arrive at PQ on Thursday.

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