Karachi ports handle 174,237 tons of cargo

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The Karachi Port and Port Qasim handled a cargo volume of 174,237 tons during the last 24 hours that included 135,097 tons of imports and 39,140 tons of exports, the two ports reported on Thursday.

The Karachi Port handled imports, including containerised cargo (27,791 tons), bulk cargo (1,664 tons), coal (28,970 tons), sulphur (863 tons) and oil / liquid cargo (36,800 tons). It handled exports, including containerised cargo (18,474 tons), bulk cargo (20 tons), cement (632 tons) and oil / liquid cargo (6,600 tons).

Port Qasim handled imports, including palm oil (11,122 tons), phosphoric acid (9,837 tons) and containerised cargo (18,050 tons). It handled exports, including containerised cargo (13,414 tons). Berth occupancy was measured at 28 percent at the port on Wednesday, the Port Qasim Authority reported.

It said that it moored two ships during the last 24 hours, which were carrying containers and palm oil. Besides, another two ships, carrying containers and diesel, also arrived at the outer anchorage of the port during the last 24 hours, it said.

The Karachi Port Trust said that it berthed six ships in the last 24 hours, which were carrying tankers, general cargo and containers, while another 12 ships, carrying crude oil, containers, general cargo, rock posh and coal, are expected to arrive at the port in the next 24 hours.




Courtesy: The News


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