Karachi Port and Qasim Port Activities – Markets
KARACHI: The Port of Karachi handled 161,163 tons of cargo, including 131,700 tons of import cargo and 29,463 tons of export cargo in the last 24 hours ending at 7:00 am Thursday.
Total import cargoes of 131,700 tonnes included 26,650 tonnes of containerized cargo; 2,754 tonnes of BULK; 468 tonnes of ammonium intrate emulsion; 13,442 tonnes of DAP; 12,645 tonnes of Pet Coke; 5,413 tonnes of sugar and 70,328 tonnes of oil / liquid cargo.
Total export cargoes of 29,463 tonnes included 28,506 tonnes of containerized cargo; 157 tonnes of bulk and 800 tonnes of oil / liquid.
No less than 7,536 containers, including 1,881 import containers and 5,655 export containers, were processed in the past 24 hours on Tuesday.
The distribution of imported containers shows 503 containers 20 and 689 40 loaded while 00 containers 20 and 00 containers 40 empty, while that of exported containers shows 810 containers 20 and 268 containers 40 loaded while 331 containers 20 and 1,989 containers 40 empty empty containers were handled during opening hours.
There were six Gulf Star, Cosco Haifa, DM Jade, Sunrise, CS Future and Kaimon Galaxy ships carrying containers, tankers and general cargo currently at dock.
Ten vessels, namely the Mohar, Gemini, Glory Navigator, California Trader, Hanne Danica, Diyala, Sea King, Syra, Leo Paramount and Karema, entered sea during the reporting period. . Three ships MT Shalmar, Cosco Haifa and Xin Qing Dao are scheduled to sail on 08-24-2021.
A freight volume of 248,374 tonnes comprising 203,249 tonnes of import freight and 45,125 tonnes of export freight, including 5,675 loaded and empty containers (3,767 import and 1,908 export TEUs), been treated in Port Qasim during the last 24 hours on Tuesday.
The total import cargo of 203,249 tonnes includes 71,573 tonnes of containerized cargo; 70,843 tonnes of coal; 36,250 tonnes of LNG; 379 tonnes of heating oil; 10,900 tonnes of palm oil; 3,304 tonnes of soybeans and 10,000 tonnes of Mogas.
The total export cargo of 45,125 tonnes includes 36,252 tonnes of containerized cargo; 7,000 tonnes of rice and 1,873 tonnes of bitumen.
There are currently twenty-two vessels anchored outside Port Qasim and awaiting mooring; among them, three ships, the North MMissisipi, Al-Deebai and MSC Ellen and another ship Maersk Kingston carrying containers, coal and natural gas are expected to dock at PIBT, EETL and QICT respectively on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
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