• KPT handles 106,125 tons, PQ 59,982 tons of cargo

      October 30, 2010
      Print : Business

      KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) handled a cargo volume 106,125 tons, comprising 69,539 tons of imports and 36,586 tons of exports during the last 24 hours, a statement said on Friday.

      Eight ships, carrying containers of steel, coal, carbon black and general cargo, were allotted berths at the port, while another 12 vessels sailed out during the period.

      Seven vessels are expected to depart and eight ships, carrying containers of crude oil, naphtha, palm oil, raw sugar and coal, are due to arrive at the outer anchorage of the port.

      Meanwhile, Port Qasim handled a cargo volume of 59,982 tons, comprising 51,238 tons of imports and 8,744 tons of exports during the last 24 hours, a statement said.

      Berth occupancy was measured at 82 percent for the second consecutive day at the port, where a total of 10 ships were currently occupying berths to load and offload containers of cement, sugar, palm oil, diesel and phosphoric acid, respectively.

      The port saw brisk shipping activity, where six ships, carrying containers of palm oil, furnace oil and phosphoric acid, were allotted berths at the Qasim International Container Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal and Engro Vopak Terminal, respectively.

      Another two ships, lifting containers of palm oil, also arrived at the outer anchorage of the port.