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PICT to shift import Container Yard to ease congestion

PICT to shift import Container Yard to ease congestion

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) would shift its import CY Full Release FR/RF containers to a rental place at Bay West Yard, West Wharf to help ease off congestion.

PICT intimated the information through a letter Ref # CSD00001 dated September 10. The letter signed by Manager, Customs Services, PICT said that PICT is compelled to shift the import Container Yard (CY) due to the increased ratio of Customs examinations, markings and comparatively longer customs sealing times of the ATT as well as other bonded movement and most importantly the slow pace of imported deliveries.

The PICT letter said that the measure would not only help ease off the congestion at the PICT but it would also help it stack fresh import boxes within the PICT that would expedite the examination process.

PICT said that it will bear all the cost in terms of rental yard spacing, equipment and transportation. The process of documentation, payment and delivery will remain unchanged while the Gate Pass shall bear the position of BY if it is shifted to Bay West Yard, West Wharf opposite to KICT truck entrance so that C&F agent/consignees/transporter can determine the point of truck entrance, the letter concluded.