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KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 14

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Thursday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Lahore D. Crude Oil PNSC 13/11/19 OP-II Elandra Spruce D. Mogas Alpine 11/11/19 OP-II Shalamar D. Crude Oil PNSC 11/11/19 OP-II Sunray D. Mogas GAC 13/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Stolt Commitment ... Read More »

Activities at KPT & Port Qasim

KARACHI: The Karachi Port handled 144,789 tonnes of cargo comprising 99,661 tonnes of import cargo and 45,128 tonnes of export cargo including 3,574 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Wednesday. The total import cargos of 99,661 tonnes comprised of 31,844 tonnes of containerised cargo; 9,398 tonnes of DPA and 58,419 tonnes of ... Read More »

Australian shipper raps hiked port fees for containers and eyes bulk transport

One of Australia’s largest agricultural shippers has lashed out at “rapid increases” to port infrastructure fees levied by the country’s terminal operators. Last week, a report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) revealed how the country’s stevedores are using the controversial charges to offset declining volumes and quayside revenue. As a group, DP World Australia (DPWA), Patrick, Victoria ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 12

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Tuesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-II Shalamar D. Crude Oil PNSC 11/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 5 Grace L. Clinkers Argonaftis 08/11/19 10/11 Al Yasat II D. DAP WMA Shipcare 10/11/19 11/12 Baltic Leopard D. L. Cnt. Bulk-Sh. 09/11/19 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 11

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Monday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-II Oriental lotus D. Chemical East Wind 05/11/19 OP-II Shalamar D. Crude Oil PNSC 11/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Golden Tulip D. Chemical Alpine 10/11/19 5 Grace L. Clinkers Argonaftis 08/11/19 10/11 Al ... Read More »

China to establish 19 factories in Gwadar: Envoy Yao Jing

QUETTA: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said that his government was going to establish 19 factories in Gwadar to create job opportunities for the youth of Balochistan. “China seeks to contribute to the overall development of Balochistan’s mining, agriculture, fisheries and water sectors. The Chinese consulate is easing the visa procedure for the businessman community,” Yao Jing said while ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 8

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Friday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-II Hafnia Guangzhou D. Mogas GAC 05/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Al Mahboobah D. Chemical Wilhelmsen 07/11/19 10/11 Luzon L. Clinkers OC-Services 04/11/19 14/15 Szczecin Trader D. L.Cnt. Golden 06/11/19 16/17 African Macaw ... Read More »

King Abdullah Port delegation visits Liverpool Port in UK

A delegation from King Abdullah Port, which also included officials from the Economic Cities Authority, Saudi Customs and the Border Guards, visited Liverpool Port, one of the largest ports in the UK, with a view to learning about the port’s business processes and operating procedures. The visit to Liverpool Port provided an ideal opportunity for delegation members, which included representatives ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 6

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Wednesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-II Hafnia Guangzhou D. Mogas GAC 05/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 5 Interlink Verity D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 31/10/19 10/11 Luzon L. Clinkers OC-Services 04/11/19 13/14 Olympus D.Pet. Coke Wilhelmsen 02/11/19 16/17 African Macaw D. ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 5

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Tuesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) Berth Vacant…. ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Liana D. Mogas East Wind 04/11/19 2/3 Venture Pearl D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 28/10/19 5 Interlink Verity D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 31/10/19 10/11 Luzon L. Clinkers OC-Services 04/11/19 13/14 ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Navy seizes over 200 kg of drugs suspected to be heroin in Southern seas

Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has seized a multi-day fishing trawler carrying over 224 kilograms of drugs suspected to be heroin and arrested five Sri Lankans onboard the vessel while transporting the drugs. The haul of drugs was discovered when the Navy inspected a suspicious multi-day fishing vessel during a special operation conducted in the seas off the coast of Galle ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 4

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Monday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Dong Ting Hu D. Mogas Alpine 02/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2/3 Venture Pearl D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 28/10/19 5 Interlink Verity D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 31/10/19 10/11 Luzon L. Clinkers OC-Services 04/11/19 11/12 Mana ... Read More »

Steel-cutting of two navy warships held in China

KARACHI: The steel-cutting ceremony of two warships of Type 054 A/P Frigates Project being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard, China, on Friday. According to a press release, Chief Naval Overseer (CNO) China, Commodore Azfar Humayun of Pakistan Navy and president of the China Shipbuilding Trading Com­pany (CSTC) jointly performed the steel-cutting of the two ... Read More »

CPEC is an important pillar of Pakistan’s economic structure’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar on Friday termed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as ‘an important pillar’ of the economic structure of Pakistan, according to media. Khusro Bakhtiar, in his latest statement, said that the federal government is taking the mega economic project to its new height as it is an important pillar of the ... Read More »

Brookfield set to sail from $2b-plus Qld coal port

Canadian investment heavyweight Brookfield is seeking a buyer for its big coal port in Queensland. Street Talk can reveal Brookfield has hired investment bank Bank of America to auction the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, which is one of the largest coal exporting ports in the world. It is understood Brookfield and Bank of America have booked meetings with potential buyers ... Read More »

Trade Deficit for Two Quarters Negative, Stands at $273 Million

Iran’s customs office data shows balance of trade in the first two quarters of the current calendar year, which started in March, was slightly negative as a report shows trade deficit recorded for the period was $273 million. A Wednesday report by the ILNA news agency cited an analysis of the customs data for Iran’s trade of goods excluding crude ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report on Oct 31

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Thursday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Karachi D. Crude Oil PNSC 29/10/19 OP-II Naveska Lady L. Naptha Alpine 29/10/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Daeho Sunshine D. Chemical East Wind 30/10/19 2/3 Venture Pearl D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 28/10/19 5 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Oct 25

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Friday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Al Salam-II D. Jet Oil Trans Maritime 24/10/19 OP-II Star Ploeg D. Base Oil East Wind 24/10/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2/3 Victoria D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 19/10/19 4 Jps Barcelona L. Clinkers Bulk-Sh. ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Oct 24

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Thursday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Quetta D. Crude Oil PNSC 22/10/19 OP-II Nordneptun D. Mogas GAC 22/10/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2/3 Victoria D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 19/10/19 4 Jps Barcelona L. Clinkers Bulk-Sh. 22/10/19 10/11 Regal D. Dap ... Read More »

Activities at Karachi & Port Qasim

KARACHI: The Karachi Port handled 137,096 tonnes of cargo comprising 104,362 tonnes of import cargo and 32,734 tonnes of export cargo including 3,302 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday. The total import cargos of 104,362 tonnes comprised of 20,990 tonnes of containerised cargo; 1,245 tonnes of bulk cargo; 25,004 tonnes of ... Read More »