On 18 January, Pakistan’s Port Qasim berthed two LNG carriers in one day for the first time.
Pakistan Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi shared images of the LNG tankers on Twitter, tweeting, “Kudos to our team at Port Qasim. History was written today… for the first time, we’ve been able to berth two LNG vessels in one tide.”
Port Qasim has been handling LNG imports since 2015.
The two tankers calling at the port were Marshall Islands-flagged Al Ghashamiya and Bermuda-flagged Gaslog Singapore, both sailing from Qatar.
Al Ghashamiya is a 217,591-m3 Q-Flex design LNG carrier built by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2009 and owned by Qatar-based Nakilat. Gaslog Singapore is a 155,000-m3 vessel built in 2010 and owned by Monaco-based Gaslog Ltd. Both ships are classed by ABS, according to the Equasis database.