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NAB authorises inquiry against Maersk, QICT, SRB in multi-billion scam case

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has authorised inquiry against officials of Sindh Revenue Board, QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 400 billion rupees. The NAB received the complaint with subject: Building dams by recovering losses of more than Rs 400 billion from officials of port terminals like Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) ... Read More »

ECC directs to form committee to ensure prompt clearance at ports after Customs Today coverage

ISLAMABAD: Customs Today has been raising the issue of delay in clearance process at Karachi ports since last several years and finally the Economic Coordination Committee in its meeting directed the formation of a committee headed by Minister for Ports & Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi to bring up proposals for prompt and efficient cargo clearance at ports. According to details, ... Read More »

FIR application against PIL, Pacific Delta Shipping for demanding illegal charges

KARACHI: Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd, are harassing and disturbing genuine importers through illegal holding & blocking of their imported goods for the sake of demanding additional demurrage and detention charges in violation of relevant customs laws. Importers have filed application to lodge FIR against this shipping line and its agents ... Read More »

Govt should cancel licenses of shipping cos involved in demurrage and detention scam: Khawaja Suleman Siddiqui

MULTAN: The government should immediately cancel the operational licenses of those shipping companies who are involved in collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers. It was stated by Chairman All Pakistan Anjuman Tajiran Khawaja Muhammad Suleman Siddiqui in his exclusive talk with Customs Today the other day. He said that the collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges by ... Read More »

Shipping cos demurrage & detention issue echoes in Parliament after coverage by Customs Today

ISLAMABAD: Issue of demurrage and detention and excessive charges echoed in the Parliament. Advisor to the PM on Commerce, Textile, Industries & Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has urged importers and exporters to file their grievances related to shipping companies’ additional and unfair charges issue with the Ministry of Commerce. According to detail, Member National Assembly Faheem Khan raised ... Read More »

MUJ expresses deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists for highlighting Maersk mega scam

MULTAN: Multan Union of Journalist (MUJ) expressed deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists and media houses for highlighting alleged mega scam by Maersk Line for charging exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of their shipments. This was stated by President Multan Union of Journalist Abdul Rauf Maan in an exclusive interview with Customs Today the other day. He told ... Read More »

Pakistan’s biggest ever Sales Tax fraud: NAB, FIA asked to probe Maersk, SRB connivance

KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is unearthed where Maersk shipping line has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients whereby businessmen of Pakistan have appealed to NAB and FIA to intervene and investigate connivance of Maersk and Sindh Revenue Board in the alleged mega scandal. According to details, Maersk ... Read More »

Maersk ban, Member Customs takes notice of blackmailing by shipping lines

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of ban on Maersk shipping line as Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015, Member Customs Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Muhammad Zahid Khohar has also taken up ... Read More »

FIA starts legal procedure against Maersk Line in Rs 15b demurrage & detention scam

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken notice against terminal operators and shipping companies in Rs 15 billion mega demurrage and detention scam and started legal action against the accused in this regard. FIA Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has started legal procedure by issuing a letter No FIA/CCCK/VRF-52/2018/5486-87 in this case. Another complaint received by the FIA demanded legal ... Read More »

Customs issues notice to Maersk for cancellation of license; goods loaded may not reach Pakistan

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi has issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as it started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015. Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd kept on harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT causing panic, unrest among South Punjab importers: Khawaja Muhammad Usman

MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab has slammed exorbitant charges imposed by shipping lines Maersk in terms of demurrage on importers and asked the government to take special measures for protection of importers and the economy. Illegal demurrage charges charged by M/s Maersk shipping line and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing severe unrest in the business community of South Punjab. ... Read More »

Rice exporters ask Karachi Port to cut charges

KARACHI: Rice Export Association of Pakistan Chairman Rafiq Salman has said that the Karachi Port Authority has been charging Rs 1500 per container as demurrage on rice consignments which is unfair as others were charging Rs 150 for the same work. Talking exclusively to Customs Today, he said that traders were moving their businesses to other countries as they are ... Read More »

Importers face losses due to mismanagement at ports

KARACHI: The traders and importers have expressed concerns over filing of Import General Manifest (IGMs) by Shipping Lines and Port authorities, as the importers were paying hefty amount in form of demurrage and detention to the shipping lines due to alleged inefficiency of the authorities concerned. The importers were of the view that the shipping lines were not filing proper ... Read More »

PICT assures FPCCI of tackling congestion at terminal

KARACHI: Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) Chief Executive Officer Zafar Iqbal Awan has assured the FPCCI delegation of taking all necessary measures to ease congestion at the terminal. The delegation, comprising FPCCI Standing Committee on Customs members and led by its Chairman Saqib Fayyaz Magoon, called on the PICT CEO here. Later, Mr Magoon informed that the FPCCI delegation held ... Read More »