Corona Virus spread feared in container terminals, Custom officers, terminal staff tests positive

KARACHI: Corona virus (COVID 19) is spreading in container terminals at Karachi as the custom officials posted and terminal staff is contracting the life threatening virus.  According to confirmed reports six Custom officials including three senior officers at Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) have been tested COVID 19 positive while… Continue reading

MCC Appraisement East reshuffle deputy/assistant collectors

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has notified transfers and postings of deputy/assistant collectors with immediate effect and until further orders. Deputy Collector Mohammad Ali Malik is moved from Headquarters; R&D; Group- V; External Audit; CPF; MIS-II to Headquarters; R&D; Group-V; External Audit ; CPF. Deputy Collector Qasim Khokhar is moved from… Continue reading

Containers fall into sea after two ships collide at Karachi port

KARACHI: Two container vessels were reportedly collided at Karachi port, suspending the sea traffic at the South Asia Port Terminal (SAPT), sources said Monday. Hapeg-Lloyd’s ship Tolten and Hamburg Bay collided at the Pakistan’s deepest port. Over 20 containers fell into the sea after the incident. However, the damage to… Continue reading

MCC Appraisement East seizes 9.8 tons of smuggled betel nut

  KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has foiled another attempt to smuggle betel nuts through mis-declaring the goods as turmeric finger. After introduction of additional health and safety requirements by the Government on import of Betel Nuts, unscrupulous elements are using illicit means to smuggle Betel Nuts in the garb of… Continue reading

JIT formed to investigate pilferage of TP consignments

KARACHI: Directorate General of Customs Intelligence & Investigation has constituted a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the pilferage of transshipment (TP) consignments by M/s K.K Metal Industry. The phenomenon of pilferage of TP consignments during transit is serious enough to be probed thoroughly by a high-level team. Accordingly a… Continue reading

FBR takes notice of unhealthy and unlawful working conditions at container terminals

KARACHI: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken notice of a letter sent to him complaining about the immoral and inhumane behavior of senior customs officers towards appraising officers posted at container terminals. A letter bearing signatures of General Secretary Pakistan Customs Officers Association Raja Waseem and Senior Vice… Continue reading

Stuck-up ATT containers need to be removed to avoid port congestion

KARACHI: It’s been around three weeks since the borders with Afghanistan were sealed stopping all movement across border whether it be cargo or public.  As the borders are likely to remain sealed for a longer period of time, the stuck up cargo needs to be removed to avoid port congestion…. Continue reading

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