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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 »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maerks creating hurdles for importers: Faheem Saigal

LAHORE: The illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have added to the per unit cost as they have no set criterion and worst is that the customs department and the government are never interested in regulating the shipping lines. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and ... Read More »

Illegally-appointed Indians at QICT involved in anti-state activities: Advocate Syed Anwar

MULTAN: Presence of Indians at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without security clearance from Ministry of Interior (MOI) is posing serious national security risk and these illegally-appointed Indians are also allegedly involved in anti-state activities. This was stated by Senior Member High Court Bar Association and tax consultant Advocate Syed Anwal Haider Zaidi while talking to Customs Today. It’s shocking ... Read More »

65 officials of QICT, Maersk NABed in Rs 610 billion inquiry

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its Regional Board Meeting (RBM) has authorised inquiry to ascertain role of 65 officials of QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest Ports & shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. As per the complaint received by the NAB, the nexus of some Customs staff, port terminals like QICT along with ... Read More »

CJP should take action against Maersk for taking extra demurrage and detention charges

FAISALABAD: Cheif Justice Asif Saeed Khosa should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of taking exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers. Coordinator Aman Taraqi Party advocate Sajjad Ahmed Ramana while talking to Customs Today said that the Cheif Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd for ... Read More »

Blackmailing by Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta shattered economy: Mian Shakeel Javed

MULTAN: Blackmailing of Shipping Companies like M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd at Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) has shackled the economy. Shipping companies have misplaced the image of port and trust of importers over the collection of inequitable charges of demurrage and detention on clearance ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without permission of Interior Ministry a serious security threat: Advocate Sheikh Ghias

MULTAN: Huge number of Indians under the guise of shipping companies working without permission of Interior Ministry at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing economic and national security threats due to their doubtful dealings. Interior ministry and security agencies must initiate verification process and enhance vigilance of these Indians working in different shipping companies to prevent any sort of ... Read More »

NAB should take action against Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta: Advocate Nazim

MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of exorbitant demurrage and detention to address grievances of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is open violation of laws and said shipping ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without MOI clearance pose security risk: Qazi Jaffar

PESHAWAR: The Indians working unlawfully at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without the issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) might be a national security risk. The law enforcement agencies must hold the license of M/s QICT due to its operations without clearance of MOI. Talking with Customs Today, advocate Peshawar High court Qazi Jaffer expressed shock ... 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 »

Maersk Line should be banned due to corruption and mismanagement: Senator Ilyas Bilour

PESHAWAR: Importers are shifting businesses from Pakistan due to huge corruption by shipping lines so the government should take notice of unjustified demurrage & detention charges taken by Maersk Line. Many importers associated with Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit route have already shifted their business from Pakistan due to heavy losses. This was said by Senator Ilyas Bilour while talking with ... 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 »

Govt should take stern action against Maersk Line due to violation of SRO 1220 (I)/2015: Naima Ansari

ISLAMABAD: Violation of government laws is a serious crime and the present government should take serious action against Maersk Line and its subsidiary in Pakistan Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd due to  violation of SRO 1220(I)/ 2015 and for harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and detention charges. This was stated by ex-Vice President of Federation of Pakistan Chamber ... Read More »

Shipping Alert! Cargo delivery at Pakistan ports may be banned of Maersk Line

KARACHI: Evidence has surfaced on ban of cargo delivery at Pakistani ports of Maersk Line and its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as Customs Preventive has started procedure to cancel their licenses under rules 603 (Q), 603 (R), 604 (Q) and 607 (E), others of SRO 1220 (I)/2015. Sources said Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk ... 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 »

QICT, Maersk shipping line cause loss of billions to national economy: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: Corruption by QICT and shipping lines Maersk haunted national economy and caused loss of billions to the national exchequer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The FIA and the ... Read More »

QICT poses threat to nation with discreet Habibullah control

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain link of Habibullah Khan with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money. Habibullah Khan, the alleged mastermind of Panama-like offshore companies having questionable financial backing controlling one of the strategic assets of Pakistan in ... Read More »

FIA asked to probe QICT /DP World, Maersk involvement in Rs610b mega scam

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The complaint received by the FIA demanded legal action for recoveries of amounts looted and recovering losses of Rs. 610 billion to the national exchequer per ... Read More »

NAB asked to probe Habibullah link with QICT / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain link of Habibullah Khan with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money. A local newspaper reported that Habibullah Khan recently declared liquid assets of $1.25 billion outside of Pakistan in the single largest Amnesty declaration in the South ... Read More »

Maersk ship arrested, executives of QICT/DP World may also get arrested soon

KARACHI: Shipping Watch reports that Maersk ship is recently arrested in Tunisia by displeased Honam customers who were demanding their lost money due to negligence of the shipping line. Experts say that their displeased customers across the globe may take a cue from this incidence due to criminal activities of Maersk and QICT/DP World. Maersk Line recently changed its ownership ... Read More »