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Singapore revokes bunker craft licence of Inter

Singapore – The Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore has revoked the bunker supplier license of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (“Inter-Pacific”). With effect from 9 December 2019, Inter-Pacific will cease to operate as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore. Inter-Pacific had filed for judicial management at the High Court of the Republic of Singapore and a judicial manager ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Dec 9

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 Karachi D. Crude Oil PNSC 07/12/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Hankuk Chem D. Chemical East Wind 08/12/19 4 BBC Diamond L. Gen. Cargo Project-Sh 04/12/19 5 Minoan Grace L. Clinkers OC-Services 07/12/19 ... Read More »

Iran imports 14m tons of basic goods since March

TEHRAN : Nearly 14 million tons of basic goods have been cleared through Iran’s customs since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), IRNA reported, quoting the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), as saying. According to Mehdi Mirashrafi, nearly 20 million tons of goods have been imported into the country since the ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Dec 5

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-II Lake Sturgeon D. Mogas Alpine 05/12/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 4 BBC Diamond L. Gen. Cargo Project-Sh 04/12/19 10/11 Ipsea Colossus D. Dap WMA Shipcare 04/12/19 11/12 Gh Dawn Run D. Soyabean OC-Services ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report Dec 3

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: Kota Nilam Container Ship Botany Bay Container Ship Sea Harvest Tanker Cma Cgm Racine Container Ship YM Excellence Container Ship Slaoman Dispatcher General Cargo SHIPS SAILED: Oriental Freesia Diyala Kota Nilam. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka, China agree to renegotiate H’tota Port deal

Sri Lanka and China agreed yesterday to renegotiate the Hambantota Port project, but in a manner that would not harm traditional friendship between the two countries, informed sources said yesterday. Former Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo as an envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday. Discussion centered on the development ... Read More »

Will east Africa sail off into the sunset with its economy-boosting port projects, or are there clouds on the horizon?

From Djibouti to Mozambique, several east African countries are at various stages in the development of ambitious and modern port facilities worth a combined value of over US$20 billion. The first berth of a proposed 32-berth port in the Kenya coastal town of Lamu, for example, is due to open later this month, part of the flagship Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report  Dec 2, 2019

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: CSCL Sydney Container Ship Oriental Freesia Tanker CT Ace Tanker Diyala Container Ship M.T Lahore Tanker. SHIPS SAILED: Cosco Pacific ASL Fortune M.T Quetta Kota Cabar Hafnia Australia CSCL Sydney CARGO ... Read More »

Steps being taken to improve fisheries sector: Ali Zaidi

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Haider Zaidi has said a new fisheries policy has been prepared to meet the challenges in this sector. Talking to media on Monday, he said steps are also being taken to train fishermen properly. Earlier, addressing a ceremony in Karachi today, Federal Minister stressed the need of taking effective steps to improve fisheries ... Read More »

UAE-New Zealand trade rises 29 per cent

The bilateral trade between New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates witnessed a 29 per cent increase during the past one year, a top New Zealand official said. “The UAE is our largest trading partner in the Middle East and 10th largest trading partner globally, and it is our ‘hub’ for doing business with the wider region,” Winston Peters, New ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 29

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 Sea King D.Jet Oil Alpine 28/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2 Al Safa D.Jet Oil East Wind 27/11/19 5 Gull Wing D.Dap Bulk-Sh. 27/11/19 11/12 Gh Dawn Run D. Soyabean OC-Services 25/11/19 13/14 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 28

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) Berth Vacant…. ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2 Al Safa D.Jet Oil East Wind 27/11/19 5 Gull Wing D.Dap Bulk-Sh. 27/11/19 10/11 Eastern Begonia D. Gen.Cargo Facilities 28/11/19 11/12 Gh Dawn Run D. Soyabean OC-Services ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 27

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-I Dong Ting Hu D. Mogas Alpine 25/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 5 Wikanda Naree L. Clinkers Allied Logistics 24/11/19 10/11 Gull Wing D. DAP Bulk-Sh. 26/11/19 11/12 Gh Dawn Run D. Soyabean OC-Services 25/11/19 ... Read More »

Australia becoming increasingly important for Port of Hamburg

Seaborne cargo handling between Australia and the Port of Hamburg increased 23.7 per cent to 1.7 million tonnes in 2018. Container traffic with Australia increased 19.8 per cent to 68,000 TEU (20-foot standard containers). The figures mean Australia has now risen from 40th to 32nd position in terms of Hamburg’s container trading partners. Hamburg port as a hub Expanded liner ... Read More »

Gen® Asim Bajwa appointed as CPEC Authority chairperson

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (retd) Asim Bajwa has been appointed as chairperson of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority for a four-year term. The Establishment Division has issued a notification to this effect. Bajwa will serve as the authority’s head for a period of four years. General Asim Bajwa is a retired Pakistan Army three-star general, who served as Commander Southern ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 26

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-I Dong Ting Hu D. Mogas Alpine 25/11/19 OP-II Vinalines Galaxy L. Naptha Alpine 22/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 5 Wikanda Naree L. Clinkers Universal 24/11/19 10/11 Gull Wing D. DAP Bulk-Sh. 26/11/19 11/12 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 25

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 Vinalines Galaxy L. Naptha Alpine 22/11/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 5 Wikanda Naree L. Clinkers Universal 24/11/19 10/11 Mykonos Seas L. Clinkers Bulk-Sh. 23/11/19 11/12 Jay D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 22/11/19 13/14 Sam Lion ... Read More »

Hutchison Ports invests despite Pakistan’s slowing economy

KARACHI: The government’s focus on accelerating economic growth and providing an enabling environment for investment has raised the level of confidence in foreign investors. Despite a slowing economy, Hutchison Ports has made no change in its investment plan for Pakistan and will increase its capacity up to 3.2 million TEUs by 2022. Hutchison Ports General Manager and Head of Business ... Read More »

Elbit nominates Port Melbourne site as development centre

Elbit Systems of Australia has committed to growing its technological development capability in Australia by officially designating its new Port Melbourne facility as a C4I Development Centre. In officially opening the new facility, the Chairman of the Elbit Systems of Australia Board of Directors, Haim Delmar said that this was another demonstration of the parent company’s commitment to Australia. “I’m ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Nov 22

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) Berth Vacant…….. ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Liana D. Jet Oil East Wind 20/11/19 13/14 Gh Dawn Run D.Soyabean OC-Services 21/11/19 15 Alondra D.Live Stock Wilhelmsen 21/11/19 ALONG SIDE(P.I.C.T): 8/9 Mol Globe D. L. ... Read More »