Container Ships Collide in Karachi


Traffic at the South Asia Port Terminal Limited (SAPT) was suspended after two shops reportedly collided at the Karaci Port here on Monday.

According to information obtained from sources, a collision of Hapag-Lloyd's 8,000-TEU ship Tolten with 6,350-TEU Hamburg Bay resulted in the off-boarding of at least 12 containers.

Operations at the SAPT, which were suspended after the accident, will resume after the containers are removed from the sea through a special operation bu the Karachi Port Trust.

The administration of the deep port, however, managed to avert posible damage to the cranes installed at the berth through a timely operation.

Pakistan’s two key ports Karachi and Qasim are facing extreme congestion, according to local media reports, and a similar incident took place in Karachi two months ago.