KARACHI: The port of Karachi handled 184,954 tonnes of cargo consisting of 109,920 tonnes of imported cargo and 75,034 tonnes of export cargo including 7,209 loading and unloading crates over the past 24 hours which ended at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
The total import cargo of 109,920 tons consisted of 36,693 tons of container cargo; 5,855 tonnes of canola; 13,780 tons of wheat; 5,314 tons of soybeans and 48,278 tons of oil / liquid cargo.
The total export cargo of 75,034 tonnes consists of 66,829 tonnes of container cargo; 100 tons of bulk cargo; 39,066 tons of clinker; 3,325 tons of cement and 4,130 tons of oil / liquid cargo.
A total of 7,209 containers consisting of imports of 2,411 containers and exports of 4,798 containers were handled during the past 24 hours on Tuesday.
The breakdown of imported containers showed 763 20-plus containers and 814 40-load containers while there were no 20 and 10 empty containers in the 40s, while export containers showed 979 20-plus containers and 1,051 40-load containers, while 231 20s containers and 743 empty containers 40s. handled during working hours.
There are six ships namely YM Eternity, Diyala, CMA CGM Moliere, Nigbo Express, Kota Naluri and MT Lahore which each transported containers and tankers sailing out to sea during the reported period.
There are two ships namely. Naluri City and Hyundai Shanghai each transport a container at the dock.
No ships are expected to set sail on Tuesday.
There are two ships namely. Botany Bay and Mutribe each carrying a container and a tanker that will arrive on Tuesday while the seven ships viz. Hong Kong Express, Ever Dainty, Tabernacle Prince, Shorthorn Express, Sky Ploeg, Hai Nam-89 and LMZ Phoebe carrying containers, cement, cattle, low sulfur, scrap steel and general cargo respectively are expected to arrive on Wednesday.
Cargo volume of 163,646 tonnes consisting of 120,575 tonnes of imported cargo and 43,071 tonnes of export cargo including 4,312 loading and unloading containers (TEU) was handled at Port Qasim during the past 24 hours on Tuesday.
Total imported cargo was 120,575 tonnes including 15,055 tonnes of coal; 30,999 tonnes of LNG; 6,200 tonnes of palm oil; 10,537 tons of soybeans; 30,610 tons of gas oil; 690 tons of LPG; 1,252 tonnes of palm kernel and 25,232 tonnes of container cargo.
Total export cargo was 43,071 tons consisting of 3665 tons of steel coil and 39,406 tons of containerized cargo.
A total of 4,312 containers consisting of 2,484 imported containers and 1,828 containers have been handled over the past 24 hours as of Tuesday.
There are four ships namely MSC Guilia, Gas Zues, Al Areesh and Amor which transport containers, LPG, LNG and palm oil each sailing out to sea on Tuesday morning, while the two ships namely GH Dawn Run and Flag Gangos each transport coal and steel is expected to sail during the same day.
Twelve ships each occupied a dock for loading and unloading containers, steel coils, coal, soybeans, LPG, LNG, diesel and palm oil at Qasim Port during the last 24 hours.
A total of twelve ships viz. Maersk Chicago, MSC Esthi, Century, Singapore Bulker, SBI Thalia, Farah Louise, BTG Kailash, Dias, Umm Bab, Piramerd, Prosperity and Bay Yasu carry containers, general cargo, steel coils, wheat, soybeans, LNG, mogas and palm oil respectively at ports outside Port Qasim for the past 24 hours.
There are five ships namely. Maersk Chicago, MSC Esthi, Singapore Bulker, SBI Thalia and Bay Yasu carrying containers, steel coils, coal and palm oil respectively are expected to anchor at Qasim International Containers Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal. each on Tuesday. .
One ship, Cape Male, was carrying a container because it arrived on Wednesday.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021