UN-ACCEPTABLE DELAY BEING OBSERVED IN CLEARANCE OF IMPORTS & EXPORT CONSIGNMENTS DUE TO ACUTE SHORTAGE OF STAFF AT ALL COLLECTORATES

MCC APPRAISEMENT EAST/WEST, PORT QASIM, AIR FREIGHT UNIT AND MCC-EXPORTS KARACHI & PORT QASIM. The Karachi Customs Agents Association has already informed the collectorates of Customs regarding the alarming situation that has been created due to shortage of staff for clearance of consignments at custom stations i.e. Model Customs Collectorate… Continue reading

GasPort LNG Terminal achieves ISO certifications 

KARACHI: Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGPCL), which owns LNG storage and regasification terminal at Port Qasim, has received ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 certifications by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS—UK Branch for its compliance to global standards for management system standards in LNG, transfer, storage, regasification and RLNG… Continue reading

Transit cargo containers keep piling at terminals due to lack of scanning capacity and closure of border

KARACHI: Afghan transit trade containers are piling up at ports after government ordered 100 percent scanning of transit cargo, because terminal operators do not have the capacity to scan this much quantity of containers. Sources said that all the container terminals have just one scanner installed, which caters for all… Continue reading

Pulses, edible oil imports stuck at port awaiting SRO

KARACHI: Importers of pulses, edible oil and seeds said that they are unable to clear their consignments from the port because duty and tax relief related Statutory Regulatory Orders (SRO) have still not been issued. “On March 30, the government had decided on to bring advance tax on import of… Continue reading

Excelerate Energy and Engro Elengy Terminal Agree to Expand Pakistan LNG Import Terminal

Islamabad: Excelerate Energy L.P. (Excelerate) and Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd (EETL) have signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the expansion of the EETL liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Port Qasim, Pakistan. Under the agreement, Excelerate will exchange its existing floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Exquisite… Continue reading

Government revising PQA master plan to develop the port as an international facility in the region

KARACHI: The Ministry of Maritime Affairs has planned to review and update the Master Plan of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) to develop the port as an international facility in this region, an official said. “The project envisages redefinition of the Port Qasim master plan and presentation of alternative development strategies… Continue reading

Accused in fire works smuggling case gets pre-arrest bail

KARACHI: Muhammad Ashraf son of Feroz Ahmed and Rizwan Khan son of Lal Khan were admitted to pre-arrest bail against a solvent surety of rupees 200,000 each and Personal Bond in the Like Amount by Special Customs Court Judge Mrs Sadaf Asif. Rayan Zia advocate appeared for the accused facing… Continue reading

ECC approves amendment in PQA master plan to accommodate 3rd LNG terminal

KARACHI: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved the amendment in the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) master plan to accommodate the prospective 3rd LNG terminal proposed to be developed at Jharri Creek/Chann Wadoo. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr. Abdul Hafeez… Continue reading

SHC allows request by Pakistan Customs for re-examination of disputed goods Steel Vision case and identical cases

KARACHI: The hearing of a petition filed by Steel Vision, importer of steel items was adjourned till July 15 by a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan. The bench perused a compliance report by the DIT officer… Continue reading