Karachi ports handle 143,281 tons of cargo

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The Karachi Port and Port Qasim handled a cargo volume of 143,281 tons during the last 24 hours that included 90,198 tons of imports and 53,083 tons of exports, the two ports reported on Tuesday.

Accordingly, the Karachi Port handled imports, including containerised cargo (11,689 tons) and oil / liquid cargo (20,200 tons). It handled exports, including containerised cargo (34,153 tons) and oil / liquid cargo (7,920 tons).

Port Qasim handled imports, including edible oil (15,200 tons), furnace oil (20,633 tons), chemicals (5,004 tons) and containerised cargo (17,472 tons). It handled exports, including cement (4,647 tons) and containerised cargo (6,363 tons).

Berth occupancy was measured at 65 percent at the port on Tuesday, the Port Qasim Authority reported.

It said that it moored six ships during the last 24 hours, which were carrying containers, cement, chemicals, furnace oil and edible oil. With this, a total of seven ships loaded and offloaded containers, cement, chemicals, furnace oil and edible oil.

Besides, another three ships, carrying containers and edible oil, also arrived at the outer anchorage of the port during the last 24 hours, it said.

The Karachi Port Trust said that it berthed five ships in the last 24 hours, which were carrying containers, tankers and general cargo.





Courtesy: The News


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