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  • First ship-to-ship LNG consignment arrives

    KARACHI: EngroElengy Terminal received its first shipment of 130,000 cubic metre of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Friday...

    This will allow for a ship-to-ship transfer of the LNG cargo – a feat which will be performed in the country for the first time,” a press release 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...

  • 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...

    He said that the Pakistan Railways and National Logistic Cell (NLC) were committed to protecting the freight and compensating the traders in...

  • 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...

    The decision to restore the freight service had been taken at a meeting in Tehran between railways officials of Pakistan and Iran on May 18...

  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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