Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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The Karachi Port handled 346,409 tonnes of cargo comprising 283,272 tonnes of import cargo and 63,137 tonnes of export cargo including 7,939 loaded and empty containers during the last 48 hours ending at 0700 hours on Monday. The total import cargo of 283,272 tonnes comprised of 99,938 tonnes of containerised cargo; 30,044 tonnes of general cargo; 45,743 tonnes of bulk cargo: 29,000 tonnes of coal; 270 tonnes of soyabean meal; 16,026 tonnes of rock phosphate; 447 tonnes of palm kernel expeller and 107,547 tonnes of oil/liquid cargo.

The total export cargo of 63,137 tonnes comprised of 63,053 tonnes of containerised cargo and 84 tonnes of general cargo. As many as 7,939 containers comprising of 2,871 containers import and 5,068 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Monday.

The breakup of imported containers shows 1,008 of 20's and 874 of 40's loaded while 115 of 20's and nil of 40's empty containers, whereas that of exported containers shows 943 of 20's and 600 of 40's loaded containers while 647 of 20's and 1,139 of 40's empty containers were handled during the business hours.

There were eleven ships namely Bellavia, Fowairet, Hyundai Highness, MSC Didem, Vela, Morning Glory, Fortune Victoria, GH Seabiscuit, Hong Source, Pan Ivy and Chang Shun-II carrying containers, oil tankers, soyabean meal and general cargo respectively sailed out to sea during the reported period. There were seven vessels viz. UAFL Zanzibar, Prosper, Hyundai Highness, Elka Delphi, Chang Shun-II, Filia Glory and Hong Source carrying containers, oil tanker and general cargo respectively currently at the berths.

There were four ships namely UAFL Zanzibar, Prosper, Cosco Fukuyama and CMA CGM Puget carrying containers sailed out to sea on Monday, while another ship namely Elka Delphi carrying oil tanker is expected to sail on Tuesday. There were four vessels viz. MSC Chiara, Express Black Sea, Hammonia Verginia and Gl Lan Xiu carrying containers and livestocks respectively due to arrive on Monday while three vessels viz. Seaspan Lahore, Pacific Horizon-II and Everrich-3 carrying containers, oil tanker and white Spirit respectively are due to arrive on Tuesday.

PORT QASIM
A cargo volume of 175,391 tonnes comprising 139,177 tonnes of import cargo and 36,214 tonnes of export cargo including 3,689 loaded and empty containers (TEUs) was handled at Port Qasim during the last 24 hours on Monday.

The total import cargo of 139,177 tonnes includes 46,151 tonnes of diesel oil; 14,400 tonnes of palm oil; 17,000 tonnes of LNG; 20,050 tonnes of coal; 7,699 tonnes of soyabean meal and 33,877 tonnes of containerised cargo. The total export cargo of 36,214 tonnes includes 36,214 tonnes of containerised cargo. As many as 3,689 containers comprising of 1,783 containers import and 1,906 containers export were handled during the last 24 hours on Monday.

There was one ship namely CV Express Black Sea carrying containers sailed out to sea on Monday morning, while two more ships namely MT Umm Gas and MT Al-Salam-II carrying LNG and furnace oil are expected to sail on the same day. A total number of nine vessels viz. CV Express Black Sea, CV Al Asya, CV Maersk Nicoline, MV Pacific Award, MV Fuming, MV Chance, MT Umm Bab, MT Al-Salam-II and MT Bunga Alamanda currently occupied berths to load/offload containers, project cargo, coal, soyabean seeds, LNG, furnace oil and palm oil respectively during the last 24 hours.

As many as thirteen ships namely CV Al Safat, CV Jack London, MV Ji Xian Song, MT Bneider, MT Al Dasma, MT Al-Soor-II, MT Karachi, MT Torm Valborg, MT Shalamar. MT Lahore, MT Brizo, MT CH Zephyr and MT Argent Cosmos carrying containers, project cargo, diesel oil, furnace oil and palm oil respectively were at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours. There were three vessels viz. CV Al Safat, CV Jack London and MT GSW Forward carrying containers and chemical respectively expected to take berths at Qasim International Containers Terminal and Engro Vopak Terminal respectively on Monday.

There were six ships namely CV Quadriga, CV Jack London, CV CCNI Arauco, CV CMA CGM Arauco, MV GSW Forward and MV JI Xiang Song carrying containers, chemical and project cargo respectively due to arrive on Monday, while two ships namely CV Maersk Detroit and CV CMA CGM Amazon carrying containers are due to arrive on Tuesday. There are two ships namely CV Maersk Savannah and MV Da Liang carrying containers and project cargo respectively due to arrive on Wednesday.



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