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  • Pakistan to construct dry ports at Torkham, Chaman

    ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan would construct dry ports at the Torkham and Chaman borders in order to facilitate bilateral trade with Afghanistan...

    The minister said that Pakistan was seriously working on infrastructure development and road connectivity with Afghanistan which would tremendously help in promoting economic integration between the two countries, a statement said... ...

  • Strike shuts down all Punjab dry ports

    LAHORE: Trading activity at all the seven dry ports of Punjab remained suspended on Monday after the Customs clearing agents and goods transporters observed strike against the imposition of 0...

    The traders protested at all the major dry ports, including Sialkot, Faisal­abad, Multan and Rawal­pindi, under the aegis of the All Pakistan Customs Agents Associa­tion (APCAA) and All Pakistan Truck Trawler Motor Owners Association...

  • Yemen rebels threaten to target Saudi, UAE ports and airports

    Yemen's Huthi rebels on Tuesday threatened retaliation against the ports and airports of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which this week closed the Yemeni land, sea and air borders...

    “All airports, ports, border crossings and areas of any importance to Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be a direct target of our weapons, which is a legitimate right,” read a statement released by the rebels' political office...

  • Karachi ports facing extreme congestion

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s two key oil importing facilities at Karachi Port and Port Qasim are facing extreme congestion because of port constraints and increasing road and sea transport, resulting in economic loss and higher financial costs...

    “One of the main areas of concern is the constraints at the ports due to increasing traffic and the resulting congestion” but other obstacles also include limited storage facilities at ports,...

  • Inefficient ports threaten South Asia’s growth

    ISLAMABAD: South Asia has had outstanding economic growth in the last two decades and could grab a bigger share of international trade, but inefficiencies in its ports threaten to hinder progress and stop it from matching other regions like East Asia, said a new World Bank report ‘Competitiveness of South Asia’s Container Ports’ released on Thursday...

    While some South Asian countries took great strides to improve performance at...

  • Italy urges EU ports to take migrants as pressure builds

    ROME: Italy’s interior minister called on Sunday on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships ahead of talks with France and Germ­any on tackling the migrant crisis...

    With arrivals in Italy up nearly 19 per cent over the same period last year, Rome has threatened to close its ports to privately-funded aid boats or insist that funding be cut to EU countries which fail to help...

  • Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports: UN

    Ertharin Cousin, head of the UN's World Food Program (WFP), said that while some food aid is flowing in, fighting around major ports is stalling deliveries, while reaching the country's interior is proving difficult and donor funding is still falling short...

    “If we do not receive the additional access that is required to meet the needs of those who are affected by this ongoing conflict, if we cannot support the commercial markets by...

  • SCO states may be able to use Pakistani ports

    ISLAMABAD: Member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation — China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz­stan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan — may be able to use Pakistani ports to get access to trade routes through the Arabian Sea once China-Pakistan Eco­no­mic Corridor (CPEC) is completed and becomes operational...

    Speaking at the Economic and Trade Ministers meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Xian, the capital of...

  • Gwadar Port being developed in line with Dubai, HK free ports: minister

    KARACHI: The government is preparing regulations to develop Gwadar Port in line with Hong Kong and Dubai free ports, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael said on Thursday...

    Talking to the media before a meeting with the members of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), he said the finance division was going to announce these regulations soon...

  • In blow to Libya’s unity govt, rebel forces seize two ports

    The seizure of the ports was a major setback for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which had hoped to rely on oil exports for its revenues...

    The two Mediterranean ports are in an oil-rich area known as Libya’s “oil crescent” that is seen as a vital source of income for the GNA and key to the economy of the North African country...

  • With eye on China, India doubles down on container hub ports

    India's 7,500 kilometre coastline juts into one of the world's main shipping routes and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to capitalise on that proximity by developing ports that can shift freight on to huge vessels capable of carrying up to 18,000 20-foot containers...

    By bringing onshore cargo handling now done at entrepots in Sri Lanka, Dubai and Singapore, Modi's government expects cargo traffic at its ports to jump by two-thirds...

  • Arrested 'RAW agent' trained separatists to target Pakistani ports: security official

    QUETTA: Interrogation of the arrested Indian intelligence operative Kulbhushan Yadav revealed he had been imparting Naval fighting training to Baloch separatists in an attempt to target Pakistani ports, a security official who declined to be named said on Sunday...

    After his arrest, Yadav was shifted to Islamabad for interrogation, during which it was revealed that he had purchased boats at the Iranian port in Chabahar in order to...

  • Gwadar, Chabahar ports to boost trade with Iran, says Achakzai

    QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that close coordination and links between Gwadar and Chabahar ports would help strengthen cordial and trade relations between Pakistan and Iran...

    “Both Pakistan and Iran have always extended mutual cooperation and stand shoulder-to-shoulder for regional peace,” said Governor Achakzai...

  • Customs working to reduce container dwell time at ports

    ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a strategy to increase green channel clearances of containers to reduce dwell time of containers at ports and facilitate trade...

    Pakistan Customs (PC) in February revamped the Web Based One Customs system (WeBOC) by developing and designing an upgraded user-friendly software version ‘WeBOC-Glo’ which was supported by a robust Risk Management System (RMS)...

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