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Container vessels with medical equipment heading towards Philippines from Louisville

LOUISVILLE: Couple of 40-foot shipping containers having filled with medical supplies are heading towards Philippine from Louisville. Baptist Health partnered with Supplies Over Seas to bring medical relief to the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck in Nov. 2013. The containers are packed with over $200,000 worth of medical supplies, including stretchers and vital sign monitors. The donated supplies ... Read More »

1,100 Land Rovers, minis feared to be washed away in ship mishap

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The Hoegh Osaka, a giant car-carrying ship bound for Dubai via Bremerhaven in Germany, left Southampton in the UK and after suddenly listing to one side was run aground on a sandbank in a desperate attempt to save it. Salvage efforts are under way to right the ship by pumping out water from its hull, with hopes ... Read More »

Dubai Customs uses 380,000 advanced scanning screens for inspecting containers last year

DUBAI: Dubai custom used 380,000 Advanced X-ray scanning system screens for inspecting shipping containers and made more than 500 seizures in 2014 at Jebel Ali customs centers. The containers were then referred for a physical inspection based on risk assessment data retrieved from a Risk Engine system. Officials did not mention what items were seized in a media statement on ... Read More »

Goods transporters accuse govt of impounding containers

  KARACHI: The transporters have alleged that the city government has started impounding containers loaded with export/import goods to barricade roads for security reasons during Muharram. They also allege that the authorities start crack down on their container every time there is a procession without paying any charges. They further said that the government had been creating more and more ... Read More »

Sindh govt not interested in returning containers

KARACHI: The Sindh government has so far not returned containers it impounded for the October 18 rally of Pakistan People’s Party. Importers, exporters and drivers have shown their concern in this regard. Office-bearers of goods organisations said the containers were impounded two days prior to the rally. Drivers said when they tried to get possession of the containers the police ... Read More »

South Region Collectorates outline steps to promote trade, increase revenue

KARACHI: All the three Customs Collectorates of South Region have taken a number of measures to promote trade and enhance revenue collection. These measures have been chalked out by the Collectorates of MCC-Appraisement (East), MCC-Appraisement (West) and MCC-Port Muhammad Bin Qasim with the consent of Chief Collector-Appraisement (South) Nasir Masroor Ahmed. Under these measures, audit of WeBOC System has been ... Read More »

Customs lab needs improvement on war-footing basis: Collector Saleem

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement (West) Collector Muhammad Saleem has admitted that the Customs Laboratory needs improvement on war-footing basis. Collector Muhammad Saleem assured the traders’ community that the Pakistan Customs was working on upgradation of the Customs Laboratory and the improvement would be inducted in the same field within 6 months. Responding on the grounding issues at ... Read More »

PTI, PAT marches: Punjab govt launches crackdown on crane owners

MULTAN: The Punjab government has started a crackdown on the cranes’ owners who had provided cranes to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on rent during their respective marches. As per details, the Punjab Police has started the crackdown on owners of cranes used for removing containers during marches after receiving the orders from the provincial ... Read More »

Export consignments and PTI, PAT sit-ins

The federal government has started sending containers back to ports as the politically-charged atmosphere has begun to subside. The Islamabad administration had installed the containers on the city roads to block marchers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek from reaching Islamabad and containing them to certain areas. A ruthless official machinery had been used to impound the containers, ... Read More »

Multan Dry Port generates Rs 1.218 billion revenue

MULTAN: The Multan Dry Port Trust generated revenue to the tune of Rs1.218 billion from handling exports and imports in the month of August. As per details, the MDPT received import consignments consisted of auto spare parts, oil, lubricants, machinery, chemical, iron and steel, worth Rs376 million in the month of July. While, the import consignments handled in the month ... Read More »

Imran, Qadri sit-ins: Ministry seeks funds to compensate containers’ owners

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has started sending import/export containers back to ports as the owners have been demanding millions of rupee rent and compensations for their stolen and damaged containers. As per details, Islamabad administration has removed the containers used to block the roads in Red Zone Diplomatic Enclaves and deployed federal police force in place of containers. The owners ... Read More »

NATO containers stealing: M/s Water Link submits interim reply

KARACHI: The M/s Water Link has submitted 18-page interim written reply in the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication on Friday (August 29). The sources informed Customs Today that the M/s Water Link in its written reply adopted a view point that the NATO/ISAF containers at the retrograde route of Afghan Transit Trade had been stolen on the way and rivets had ... Read More »

Importers face heavy fines without fault

KARACHI: Importers have been facing heavy fines and surcharges for delay in grounding of containers at the Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT). Sources told Customs Today that importers have been waiting from five to six days for the grounding of containers for examination during the last few weeks. “Importers were being fined for delay even the Karachi Customs Agents Group ... Read More »

Taxes non-payment: Traders dub Imran politically immature

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the call for civil disobedience, various trade bodies have described Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s call for non-payment of taxes and duties as unjustified and illegal. Talking to Customs Today, the office bearers of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) opined that Khan’s call was ... Read More »

Tracking system helped curb pilferage of ATT cargoes

KARACHI: The installation of tracking system on cargos of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) has helped tremendously to eliminate the incidents of pilferage or missing of containers. According to an official report, more than 45,000 containers were tracked through the installation of security instruments, such as container security device (CSD) and Prime Mover Device (fixed on truck and inter-linked with CSD). ... Read More »

Manila Port to resume operations in couple of weeks: PPA

MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) anticipated business at the Ports of Manila to return to normal state within the next four weeks as the government trying to follow measures to resolve the jamming caused by the imposition of a day-time truck ban by the city government of Manila. PPA general manager Juan Sta. Ana said that blocking at ... Read More »

Nasir Masroor asked to redress traders grievances

KARACHI: The traders in a letter to Chief Collector Appraisement -South Nasir Masroor Ahmed demanded to formulate a committee, comprising representatives from trade bodies for immediate redressal of trader’s grievances. A source from FBR updated the Customs Today about the letter from traders in which they have requested FBR Chief Collector Appraisement -South Nasir Masroor Ahmed to devise a committee ... Read More »