The bustling ports of Karachi and Port Qasim continue to play a pivotal role in the region’s trade dynamics. The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Port Qasim have been instrumental in handling significant cargo volumes, facilitating both imports and exports. These activities have a profound impact on the markets, fostering economic growth and ensuring the smooth flow of goods.
In the last 24 hours, the Karachi Port Trust has efficiently handled a substantial cargo load of 151,172 tonnes. This figure is a sum of 88,327 tonnes of import cargo and 62,845 tonnes of export cargo. Among the import cargo, 37,222 tonnes were comprised of Containerized Cargo, 2,205 tonnes of Petcoke, and 48,900 tonnes of Oil & Liquid Cargo. The export cargo, on the other hand, consisted of 45,427 tonnes of Containerized Cargo, 568 tonnes of Bulk Cargo, 14,800 tonnes of Clinkers, and 2,050 tonnes of Oil Liquid Cargo.
A significant portion of this cargo was transported through containers, with 6,579 containers being handled. This includes both imports and exports, contributing to the efficient movement of goods. The handling of containers is further broken down into various sizes, with loaded and empty containers being managed to ensure the efficient use of resources.
During this operational period, two ships, Ts Ningbo and Jipro Neftis, berthed at the Karachi Port Trust, contributing to the dynamic port activities. Additionally, three ships, namely TTC Shakti, Msc Santa Maria, and Xin Hong Kong, sailed out from the port, highlighting the continuous flow of maritime traffic.
Meanwhile, over at Port Qasim, eight ships have been engaged at berths during the past 24 hours. Among these, three ships, namely MSC Tianping, UACC Manama, and Kaisa-I, sailed out to sea, while another ship, Ullswater, is expected to set sail in the afternoon. The throughput of cargo at Port Qasim stood at an impressive 101,754 tonnes, with 65,090 tonnes of imports and 36,664 tonnes of export cargo being handled.
Containerized cargo plays a significant role in the operations of Port Qasim, with a total of 2,804 containers (986 TEUs imports and 1,818 TEUs exports) being handled at the port. This emphasizes the importance of these ports in facilitating international trade and supporting market growth.
With a considerable number of ships at the Outer Anchorage of Port Qasim, further berthing and cargo handling are expected in the coming days. The seamless operations of the port are set to continue, ensuring the efficient movement of goods and contributing to the overall economic landscape.
In conclusion, the activities of Karachi Port and Port Qasim are instrumental in driving market growth and maintaining the region’s trade momentum. These ports serve as crucial gateways for imports and exports, playing a pivotal role in supporting the economy and ensuring the availability of goods in the market.