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Customs agents want 15 more days for renewal of licenses

KARACHI: The Customs agents have appealed to extend deadline for renewal of licenses which expired today. Talking to Customs Today, the customs agents said that date for renewal of licenses of customs agents expired on October 31 and many agents had not been able to submit forms due to Eid holidays and shortage of some related documents. They appealed to ... Read More »

Bosan urged to take notice of stuck consignments at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Karachi business community has urged Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan to take notice of delay in clearance of consignments at Port Qasim. Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra said that the containers carrying wheat, chick peas and pulses have been stuck in the port and yet to be ... Read More »

FBR chairman Bajwa forms body to analyse decrease in oil import

MULTAN: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa Thursday constituted a special committee to analyse the decrease in import of oil in the country and its collected revenue. The FBR is going to a hold meeting along with Collector Customs Multan about oil revenue after revealing the fact that consumption of local oil is increasing day by day and the ... Read More »

Port Qasim handles 142,459 tonnes of cargo

KARACHI: The Port Qasim Authority said it handled 142,459 tonnes of cargo during 24 hours till 8 am (0300 GMT) on Wednesday compared to 130,336 tonnes previous 24 hours. Cargo handling in tones:  Wednesday    Previous Export cargo    54,426       34,152 Import cargo    88,033       96,184 In the last 24 hours, six ships arrived and seven ships sailed. In the next 24 hours, ... Read More »

Port Qasim handles 83,619 tonnes of cargo in 24 hours

KARACHI: Port Qasim handled 83,619 tonnes of cargo during 24 hours till 8 am (0300 GMT) on Friday as compared to 74,247 tonnes in the previous 24 hours. Cargo handling in tones: Friday     Previous Export cargo     21,919      27,578 Import cargo     61,700      46,669 Following is the berthing schedule of major vessels loading and unloading at Port Qasim: Commodity     Tonnes ... Read More »

SNGPL issues schedule as no gas supply to industries for 3 months

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to suspend gas supply to industries including compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and fertilizer sector from November 2014 to January 2015 to ensure continuous supply to domestic consumers in winter. However, sources in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources have said that the government would supply some gas to industries, if under-construction liquefied natural ... Read More »

3 ships at outer anchorage of Port Qasim

KARACHI: Three vessels, two carrying imported rapeseed and palm oil cargoes and the third with containers are at outer anchorage of Port Qasim. Hong Kong flag carrier M.V. Roscho carrying 57,000 tons of imported rapeseed cargo arrived on the first of this month while Singaporean flag carrier M.T- Horizion, which arrived on the 6th of this month, is carrying 29,745 ... Read More »

Faisalabad Dry Port, DP World sign MoU

FAISALABAD: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Faisalabad Dry Port (FDP) and DP World, a private multinational company operating at Port Qasim. After this MoU, the traders of the city and adjacent areas will be able to use the facilities at the port, where DP World will provide a cargo train service from FDP to the Karachi ... Read More »

Chemical handling, LNG terminals at Post Qasim termed best units

ISLAMABAD: Both the terminals; chemical handling terminal and LNG terminal, at Port Qasim Karachi are considered as the best performing units. Ministry of Ports and Shipping has claimed that no significant unpleasant happening is taken place at both the terminals so far since installation. According to official documents available with this scribe, the Ministry has adopted stance that both the ... Read More »

WeBOC fails to ease importers’ woes at ports

KARACHI: Importers and clearing agents have expressed deepest concerns over delay in clearance of consignments, even after the installation of new computer-based WeBOC system at the terminals of the Karachi Port and the Port Qasim. Sources told Customs Today that importers still have to wait days for clearance of their consignments even customs had installed WeBOC system at terminals but ... Read More »

ATT scam: Customs tribunal abandons ONO against agents

KARACHI: A Customs Appellate Tribunal has cancelled the order-in-original (ONO) of the customs adjudication which holds customs clearing agents responsible for stealing of goods consigned by the National Logistics Company (NLC) under the Afghan Transit Trade (ATT). As per details the additional collector of adjudication at Port Qasim, Karachi, has passed an ONO imposing Rs 250,000 penalty on clearing agents, ... 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 »

First shipment of 110,000mt of coal berthed at Port Qasim

KARACHI (INP): Mega Ocean carrying 55,000 metric tonnes of Metallurgical Coal from Australia berthed at Pakistan Steel Mills Jetty, Port Qasim on Friday. Another ship Mega Lohori, carrying 55,000mt of Metallurgical Coal from Australia has also reached at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim. It is pertinent to mention here that this is the first shipment of 110,000mt of Metallurgical ... Read More »

Illegal appointments at Port Qasim: SC disposes of contempt of court plea

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has disposed of contempt of court plea filed by Abdul Jabbar Memon on non-implementation of court orders in connection with illegal appointments at Port Qasim. Chairman Port Qasim Authority (PQA) Agha Jan Akhtar appeared in the court in person and said in his written statement that 97 staff members and 7 top officers have been sacked. ... Read More »

Japan to provide drug scanners: Majid Yousufani

KARACHI: Customs Reforms and Automation Director Abdul Majid Yousufani has said that the Government of Japan had given assurances for providing three drug scanners, which were expected to be installed at Port Qasim and, East and West Wharf at Karachi Port by 2016. After availability of the scanners, Pakistan would be able to scan 100 per cent cargoes of Afghan ... Read More »

Shipping lines grappling with immense problems: APSA chairman

KARACHI: The shipping lines have been grappling with immense problems in term of revenue generation as most of the ‘refer’ (refrigerate) containers are laying abandoned at terminals, causing heavy loss to shipping lines. All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA) Chairman Capt (r) Syed Mushtaq Ali Shah revealed during an exclusive interview with Customs Today at his office. Syed Mushtaq claimed that ... Read More »

Port Qasim provides best standard facilities: Kamran Michael

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael has said that facilities being provided by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) to International Shipping lines and other companies concerned were on par with international standards. The minister said that the facilities include docks, wharves, quays, stages, mooring, jetties, piers and anchorages by ships. Other facilities include storage of goods, use of ... Read More »

FBR takes action against ‘lappos’ working in customs collectorates

KARACHI: The high authorities of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Pakistan Customs have issued special directives to all officers concerned including collectors, additional collectors, deputy collectors and assistant collectors to keep a vigilant eye on ‘lappos’, working unofficially in all model customs collectorates including MCC-Appraisement (East), MCC-Appraisement (West) and MCC-Port Muhammad Bin Qasim. It is worth mentioning here that ... Read More »