Record handling of oilseed at PQA grain terminal | Pakistan Today

Record handling of oilseed at PQA grain terminal

KARACHI – Pakistan’s first fully automated dry bulk cargo terminal Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminals Limited (FAP) at PQA, has created a record by discharging 16,500 metric tonnes of canola oilseeds in a day, comfortably bettering the previous 1-day record of about 9,500 metric tons achieved at Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
MV Panagiotis D carrying about 55,000 tonnes of Canola docked at the 11.5 meters draft dedicated and purposed built jetty at FAP, and the cargo of oilseed was the largest ever in one vessel to dock at any port in Pakistan. The FAP terminal has the ability to dock vessels with 14 meters of draft but the current draft is restricted to 11.5 meters of draft by Port Qasim Authority.
This feat was made possible due to the terminal being built on a 9-hectare facility, which is capable of catering to Panamax size vessels up to 80,000 DWT. The terminal can handle over four million metric tones of dry cargo and provides handling of import and export cargo complemented by bagging stations and storage facilities to exporters and importers at the port.

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