Container ships collide in Karachi

Hapag container ship

March 19, 2018 - Shipping containers have fallen into the sea at the Port of Karachi in Pakistan after two container ships collided on Monday.

Hapag-Lloyd's 8,000-TEU Tolten collided with the 6,350-TEU Hamburg Bay at South Asia Port Terminal, one of South Asia's busiest seaports. There are no reports of injuries.

A special operation has been launched to retrieve the containers.

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.

BDP International is working closely to monitor the situation and to alert customers of any affected shipments. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local BDP representative.

Source: Maritime Executive