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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 »

Hong Kong’s port is failing to ready itself for LNG

The world’s shipping industry is starting to switch to liquid natural gas (LNG) powered vessels in an effort to eliminate sulphur and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Creating the infrastructure needed to handle LNG fuel for commercial ships could become a decisive factor in determining which of the world’s ports remain relevant in the future. Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering (fuelling) ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Sept 4

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 Karachi D. Crude Oil PNSC 04/10/19 OP-II Nordic Anne D. Mogas Alpine 02/10/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Stolt Courage L. Ethanol East Wind 02/10/19 2 Liana D. Jet Oil East wind 04/10/19 4 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Oct 3

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 Nordic Anne D. Mogas Alpine 02/10/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1/2 Stolt Courage L. Ethanol East Wind 02/10/19 2 Red Fin L. Clinkers OC-Services 03/10/19 5 ALentejo D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 24/09/19 10/11 Atlantic ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Oct 2

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) Berth Vacant ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 4 Red Fin L. Clinkers OC-Services 01/10/19 5 ALentejo D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 24/09/19 10/11 GDF Suez North Sea D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 19/09/19 11/12 Seacon 7 D. Gen.Cargo Sea ... Read More »

Gwadar Port opens for transit trade, first shipment due next week

ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs, in its meeting on Tuesday, reviewed in detail various issues pertaining to Gwadar Port and its investors. It was disclosed that the port has been opened for transit trade and the first shipment in this regard is due next Tuesday. Convened by Senator Kauda Babar, the meeting was attended by Senator Moula ... Read More »

Iran Export of Products From Chabahar Port Hit 100 Percent Growth

The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Organization Behrouz Aghaei said that export of products from Chabahar’s Shahid Beheshti Port in the first six months of the current year (March 21 – Sept. 22) increased 100 percent as compared to the last year’s corresponding period. He made the remarks in a press briefing on Sunday and added, ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report September 30

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 Luctor L. Naptha GAC 29/09/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Oriental Sakura L. Ethanol East Wind 29/09/19 4 Vinalines Brave L. Clinkers OC-Services 25/09/19 5 Alentejo D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 24/09/19 10/11 GDF Suez ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy ship PNS Alamgir visits Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah port

JEDDAH: Pakistan Navy ship ‘PNS Alamgir’ visited Jeddah Port of Saudi Arabia where it was accorded a warm reception, Radio Pakistan reported on Saturday. The PNS Alamgir’s Commanding Officer met Deputy Western Fleet Commander of Royal Saudi Naval Forces and discussed maritime cooperation between the two countries. PNS Alamgir is deployed in the Arabian Sea for regional maritime security patrol. ... Read More »

KPT ships movement, cargo handling report Sept 27

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: APL Chongqing Container Ship Dong Ting Hu Tanker Los Vangeles Trader Container Ship Xin Mei Zhou Container Ship SHIPS SAILED: YM Fountain Rainbow Island Greenwhich Bridge APL Paris APL Chongqing CARGO ... Read More »

Saudi Customs, port authority and Maersk team up to champion blockchain

Saudi Customs, in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the General Authority of Ports, and shipping giant Maersk, held a press conference to highlight the importance of blockchain technology in the shipping industry, reports Arab News. General Manager of Marketing and Customer Service at Saudi Customs Adel Baraja said the role of Saudi Customs is in ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Sept 26, 2019

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 25/09/19 OP-II Justice Victoria D. Mogas GAC 24/09/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Rainbow Island 88 D. Chemical Alpine 25/09/19 4 Vinalines Brave L. Clinkers OC-Services 25/09/19 5 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Sept 25, 2019

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 Justice Victoria D. Mogas GAC 24/09/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Navig8 Alabaster D. Chemical Alpine 24/09/19 4 Hinode Maru L. Clinkers Crystal Sea 24/09/19 5 Alentejo D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 24/09/19 10/11 ... Read More »

Zaidi defends decision to stop private container terminal operators from charging scanning fee

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on Tuesday said that ease of doing business was the top priority of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government. According to a statement issued from the ministry, Ali Zaidi, with the objective of reducing the cost of doing business, has taken a decision to stop the private container terminal operators from charging ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report Sept 24

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 Chemtrans Arctic D. Mogas Alpine 22/09/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 10/11 GDF Suez North Sea D. Dap Bulk-Sh. 19/09/19 11/12 Santa Rita L. Clinkers Bulk-Sh. 22/09/19 13/14 Ksl Xing Yang D. Steel ... Read More »

Coast Guard Sets Port Condition X-RAY for PR/ USVI Due to Tropical Storm Karen

The Coast Guard captain of the Port San Juan anticipates setting Port Condition X-RAY at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Tropical Storm Karen arriving to the area within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the ... Read More »

CPEC 2nd phase to help reviving industrialization

  ISLAMABAD: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered into its second phase where representation from the private sector will accelerate the pace of industrialization in the country, Planning Developing and Reform Secretary Zafar Hasan Monday said. He said the scope of CPEC has been expanded with a focus on industrial and agriculture cooperation, socioeconomic development, trade and market access. ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report of Sept 23

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 Sea Power D. Jet Oil Alpine 22/09/19 OP-II Chemtrans Arctic D. Mogas Alpine 22/09/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2 Palomar D. Jet Oil East Wind 22/09/19 10/11 GDF Suez North Sea D. ... Read More »