KARACHI: Rapid cargo handling activity was witnessed at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the week out (1-5 March) handling a total of 975,028 tonnes of which the share of imports and exports reached 673,148 tonnes and 301,880 tonnes, respectively.
Containerized cargo has a bulk share of 307,133 tonnes in total import volume, while the second and third highest cargoes are 131,066 tonnes of oil and liquid and 100,738 tonnes of wheat.
In the export sector, the portion of container cargoes is 168,725 tons followed by clinker 88,970 tons, factory scale 15,955 tons, cement 15,298 tons, oil and liquid 10,680 tons and bulk cargo 2,252 tons.
At Qasim Port, a total of 690,254 tonnes of cargo were handled (March 1 to 4) with 458,469 tonnes of imported cargo and 235,815 tonnes of export cargo.
Published in Dawn, March 7, 2021
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