KARACHI: Five ships Maersk Hartford, Xpress Kailash, MSC Alghero, Chongming and Formosa Falcon carrying containers, G.Cargo and Gas Oil took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal and FOTCO Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on Wednesday.
Berth occupancy was observed at the port at 55% on Tuesday where a total of seven ships were occupied PQA berths to load/offload Containers, Palm oil, G.Cargo, Soya Bean and Diesel oil respectively.
Cargo handling remained upward trend at the port where a cargo volume of 113804 tonnes, comprising 103829 tonnes import cargo and 9975 tonnes export cargo inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 2859 containers (TUEs) 2334 imports TUEs and 525 TUEs exports) was handled during last 24 hours.
Total three ships, two of Container and one of Palm oil are expected to sail today. Four ships, MSK Savannah, Tianfu, Tomson Gas and Chem Road Mega carrying Containers, General Cargo, Chemical and Edible oil are expected to take berths at QICT, MW-2, SSGC and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively on Wednesday.