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Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Farhan

FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT charging unreasonable detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

LAHORE: Unreasonable detention and demurrage charges by shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments are creating hurdles for importers so the government should take stock of the situation. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry former vice president Zeshan Khalil while talking to Customs ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

Evidence surfaces on PQA’s Asad Chandna involvement in multi-billion demurrage scam

KARACHI: Documents have surfaced hinting at possible involvement of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairman Asad Rafi Chandna in the multi-billion demurrage and detention scam as his intentional inaction on the issue even after an agreement leads to suspect his full connivance with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) CEO Junaid Zamir in the whole scam. Credible source has provided Customs Today ... Read More »

FIA summons Port Qasim Authority officer, Asad Chandna role in demurrage mega scam case under question

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by terminal operator in connivance with Port Qasim Authority. FIA summoned PQA officer on 7 May, 2019, to ascertain his role in mega demurrage and detention scam case. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has ... Read More »

FIA proceeds on KICT demurrage scam case

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by the KICT. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has launched the enquiry of issue of blackmailing and cheating by the KICT by issuing Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2661-62 and Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2990-91 in this regard. At least 30 ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Salman Nasar

LAHORE: Pakistan’s famous businessman, importer and exporter of fans, washing machines and other relevant items from Gujrat, Salman Nasar has said that government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges such as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from ... Read More »

‘Govt should stop blackmailing of Maersk, QICT to facilitate genuine importers’

MULTAN: The government should regulate all shipping companies to stop them from demanding illegal demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of shipments. Blackmailing of shipping companies especially M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) is portraying negative image of the country. It was stated by Chairman All Pakistan Power Looms Association (APPLA) Abdul Khaliq Qandeel Ansari ... Read More »

‘NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges’

MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is spoiling business environment in the country. This was stated by Advocate Muhammad ... Read More »

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 »

Sohail Shams, Adil Khan NABed in detention charges mega scandal inquiry

KARACHI: NAB Regional Board authorized inquiry against CEO of United Marine Agency Sohail Shams and management of KMTC, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega detention scam worth billions. Sources said that main beneficiary of the Pacific Delta Shipping is Adil Khan and he is also key planner of mega scam of detention ... 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 »

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 »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Following is shipping report of Port Qasim: Sailing of Vessels Ship Name PQA Reg No L.O.A Commodity Manifest Qty. (Import) (Export) Draft Aft (Meters) Draft Far (Meters) ETD Ship Agent Name Berth M.T- GP ASPHALT III 25166 95.50 BITUMEN 2230.000 4.9 4.9 11:30 GATEWAY M/W-II M.T- OOCL WASHINGTON 25190 322.97 CONTAINERS 11.8 11.8 13:00 OOCL PAKISTAN QICT-V M.V- DARANEE ... Read More »