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  • PIA to cut freight charges for mango shipments

    KARACHI: Pakistan In­­­ternational Airlines (PIA) has hinted at lowering air freight rates for export of mangoes to Manchester, London and Frankfurt once the national carrier gets confirmed volume, frequency of flights and schedule spelled out...

    PIA CEO Air Marshal (retd) Arshad Malik held a meeting at the airline’s head office with the delegation of Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Exporters, Impor­­ters and Merchants (PFVA), led by...

  • Clearing agents demand protection of freight

    PESHAWAR: Customs clearing agents have expressed concern over the monopoly of bonded carriers and demanded of the Transit Trade Pakistan director general Javaid Ghani to allow the transportation of consignments also through loose cargo load (LCL) of NLC and ensure protection to the freight...

    All Pakistan Customs Agents vice-chairman Ziaul Haq Sarhadi while talking to Dawn on Saturday said that the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement,...

  • Freight rates increased by up to 64pc

    ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Friday notified up to 64 per cent increase in freight rates for the movement of oil products by oil tankers...

    In a notification sent to the Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC), the regulator said it had revised uniform freight (road) slab rates with effect from Nov 1 and desired its implementation...

  • Govt plans PR ‘freight corridor’

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to commission a feasibility study for the creation of a dedicated freight corridor for Pakistan Railways, and made allocations in the 2015-16 budget to procure wagons for freight service...

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his budget speech said that about 1,500 new freight wagons would be arranged...

  • Pak-Iran freight train service relaunched

    QUETTA: After a gap of about five years the freight train service between Pakistan and Iran has been relaunched...

    Carrying cement and some other goods, the first train left the Quetta Railway Station for Zahedan and would return to the city on June 13, said a senior official of Pakistan Railways (PR)...

  • PR freight sector earns record income

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways (PR) earned a record income in the freight sector as some 300 freight trains left Karachi for various upcountry destinations in October...

    5 million on account of freight transportation during the last month which is a record,” said a PR spokesperson at its headquarters here on Monday...

  • Paralysis as freight forwarders, cargo agents down tools

    KARACHI: Freight forwarders and air cargo agents have gone on an indefinite strike to protest against the eight per cent turnover services tax, bringing cargo handling at all air, sea and dry ports to a standstill across the country...

    The strike call was given by Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) and Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan (ACAAP)...

  • Four killed as freight train hits bus

    PATTOKI: Four men were killed while 10 others were injured when a freight train rammed into a bus carrying workers of a factory at Landa level-crossing near Gujjar Chowk early on Friday...

    Four other injured were discharged from Pattoki THQ Hospital after first aid...

  • PR raises freight pool to 75 locomotives to increase revenue

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways, as part of measures to increase share of freight earning and control losses, has ensured availability of locomotives in freight pool by increasing the number of locomotives for goods trains from 45 to 75...

    “The PR has controlled its losses during the last three years by introducing competitive freight rates to diversify traffic from road to rail,” official sources said...

  • China launches direct rail, sea freight service between Kunming and Karachi

    KARACHI: China and Pakistan have launched a direct rail and sea freight service, with the first cargo train departing from Yunnan, an inland province in southwest China, the official Xinhua news agency reported...

    com, a cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for port city of Guangzhou from where the cargo will be loaded on ships and transported to Karachi, marking the opening of the new...

  • Seven freight locomotives inducted into PR fleet

    KARACHI: Pakistan Railways inducted into its fleet seven new freight-specific locomotives, delivered by the United States firm General Electric (GE), during a ceremony at the Karachi port on Monday morning...

    With high-capacity and coal-hopper wagons attac­hed, the engines will be utilised for transporting coal mainly from the Karachi port to power plants upcountry...

  • Customs high-ups get off scot-free in illegal freight clearance case

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is yet to take disciplinary action against top customs officers involved in clearing more than 50 containers carrying high-duty goods on fake documents from the Model Customs Collectorate of Port Qasim between May 2012 and July 2013...

    The goods had been moved from Port Qasim over 15 months and the FBR had uncovered the scam in 2013-2014...

  • Railways adds first batch of modern freight locomotives to its fleet

    LAHORE: The freight service of Pakistan Railways (PR) has received a boost with the addition of the first batch of ‘heavyweight’ locomotives to its fleet...

    “After arrival of all the 55 locomotives of 4,000 HP each by July this year, railways will be able to transport double the freight it is carrying at present,” Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique told the media at a ceremony at Lahore Railway Station on Sunday...

  • KPT to build $10bn freight corridor

    KARACHI: A freight corridor at an estimated cost of around $8-10 billion would be developed alongside the sea front from Karachi Port to Port Qasim for quick movement of all categories of cargoes including liquid bulk cargo...

    The KPT chairman acknowledged that the South Asia Pakistan Terminal (SAPT) was surrounded by thickly populated localities and has no direct link with any major road network of Karachi for quick movement of port...

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