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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 »

Pacific ports join Australian network amid growing Chinese presence in region

Five major Pacific ports have joined an Australian alliance to boost industry investment and trade amid growing international concerns over Beijing’s presence and influence in the region. The ports, which include Fiji Ports Corporation, Samoa Ports Authority and the Solomon Islands Ports Authority, have signed up as external associate members of peak industry group Ports Australia to formalise maritime sector ... Read More »

KPT Shipping Intelligence Report October 21

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 Lahore D. Crude Oil PNSC 20/10/19 OP-II Stena Premium D. Mogas GAC 20/10/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2/3 Victoria D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 19/10/19 4 Ras Ghumays-1 D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 17/10/19 5 Thor Independence ... Read More »

Karachi Port Trust ships movement, cargo handling report Oct 18

KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships and cargo handling at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Friday. SHIPS BERTHED: KOTA Cabar Container Ship MOL Globe Container Ship ASL Mercury Clinkers COSCO Indonesia Container Ship Malgari Tanker M.T Karachi Tanker SHIPS SAILED: Seaspan Yangtze Grace GSL Eleni DA ZHI CARGO HANDLING ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report Oct 17

KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships and cargo handling at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Thursday. SHIPS BERTHED: Praslin Feretilzer Seaspan Yangtze Container Ship GSL Eleni Container Ship SHIPS SAILED: Irenes Reliance Heilan Cruiser KMTC Mumbai CARGO HANDLING TURNOVER: The total cargo handled at the Karachi Port during the ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report Oct 16

KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships and cargo handling at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Wednesday. SHIPS BERTHED: Da Zhi General Cargo KMTC Mumbai Containers Ship SHIPS SAILED: Ningbo Express CARGO HANDLING TURNOVER: The total cargo handled at the Karachi Port during the last 24 hours closed at 116,686 ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s Hutchison Port Holdings to invest $240m in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Hong Kong based port operator group Hutchison Port Holdings Tuesday announced a fresh investment of $240 million in Pakistan. The announcement was made by the Group Managing Director Mr. Ericapprised in a meeting with Prime Minister  Imran Khan in Islamabad, here today, The recent investment will increase group’s total investment in Pakistan to one billion dollars. The premier was ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report Oct 14

KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships and cargo handling at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 48 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Monday. SHIPS BERTHED: Hyundai Singapore Container Ship Ever Deluxe Container Ship Sereve SKY Fertilizer Victoria Fertilizer Cape Male Container Ship Heilan Cruiser General Cargo SHIPS SAILED: Sam Hawk Nordmed Al Safa Northern Dexterity Al ... Read More »

Gwadar is developing rapidly: Ali Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi on Tuesday said work at various projects in Gwadar is underway at a fast pace to develop the port city to an international standard. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, here today, he said now the Chinese companies will set up industries in Gwadar, as an airport is also being constructed in the ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report on Oct 8

  KARACHI:Following were the movements of ships and cargo handling at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday. SHIPS BERTHED: Diavolezza Canola Sam Hawk Clinkers Scot Hamburg Tanker Marie Grace Clinkers CMA CGM Racine Container Ship Sea Power Tanker SHIPS SAILED: Pacific Sarah Seaspan Melbourne Diyala CARGO HANDLING TURNOVER: The total ... Read More »

Balochistan kicks off development projects in Gwadar

GWADAR: Balochistan government has decided to initiate various development and public welfare projects in Gwadar, besides expediting the water projects to resolve the longstanding issue of availability of potable water in the city. An official of the provincial government told media that the government has formulated a plan to initiate development and renovation work to improve old structure of Gwadar. ... Read More »

SOEs starts generating profit: Ali Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) have started to transform into profit-earning entities due to better policies introduced by the present government, said Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi. “The government is successfully materialising its resolve to make SOEs profitable organisations,” he said, while announcing a 31% increase in profit of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) during the last fiscal ... Read More »