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  • Keamari port yet to have road connectivity

    KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has failed to provide the country’s biggest Keamari port with pro­per and permanent road connectivity even after a lapse of 10 years, causing frequent gridlocks over the Jinnah Bridge and the connecting arteries...

    Construction work on the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP) was started in 2006 at an estimated investment of $1...

  • Italian Navy vessel arrives at Karachi port

    KARACHI: ITS Carabiniere (F593), a Bergamini-class antisubmarine frigate of the Italian Navy, arrived on a goodwill visit at Karachi port on Wednesday...

    During their stay in Karachi, the ship’s officers and men will hold professional interaction with counterparts from Pakis­tan Navy on subjects of mutual interest...

  • Licence for ferry between Karachi and Port Qasim issued

    KARACHI: The licence for the first ferry service — which will initially run between Karachi and Port Qasim — was issued by the ports and shipping ministry on Monday to Swat Shipping (pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)...

    He explained that initially the ferry service would operate between Karachi and Port Qasim and if the venture was successful, it would be extended to other regional ports... ...

  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    This is the third vessel in a short period of two months that called at the country’s port for unloading military hardware and trucks...

  • Pakistani vessel arrested at South African port released

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)’s vessel MV Hyderabad, which was arrested at Port Elizabeth earlier this month, has been released after a guarantee of $14 million was provided by the Ministry of Finance, PNSC’s top official confirmed on Sunday...

    The vessel was sailing to the port of Pedro and made a stop at a South African port for refuelling, where it was arrested on a court order issued in regards to a...

  • Pakistani vessel arrested at South African port

    KARACHI: The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)’s vessel MV Hyderabad was arrested at Port Elizabeth on Friday on the orders of the South African high court, according to official sources...

    The vessel was on its way to the West African port of Pedro but had to report at the South African port for refuelling where it was arrested on a court decree issued in a freight default case against the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), they...

  • Two hurt as fire erupts in Keamari oil storage tank

    KARACHI: Two workers sustained life-threatening burn injuries on Wednesday when a fire broke out in an oil storage tank in Keamari, according to officials...

    Meanwhile, the injured workers were transported to the Burns Centre of Civil Hospital Karachi, where their condition was stated to be critical...

  • Two oil firms told to suspend work at Keamari terminal

    ISLAMABAD: On the request of defence authorities, the federal government has finally ordered immediate suspension of unauthorised operations at two key oil installations at Keamari in Karachi being carried out by private oil marketing companies (OMCs) without prior security clearance, it emerged on Sunday...

    As a result, Ogra formally asked two OMCs — Al-Noor Terminal and Hascol Petroleum — “to immediately stop any unauthorised...

  • Centre, Sindh at odds over Port Qasim coal plant

    ISLAMABAD: A disagreement between the centre and the Sindh government over acquisition of land for the $2 billion Port Qasim Coal Power Project (PQCPP), which is holding up the establishment of the power plant which is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), appears to revolve round legal and constitutional provisions...

    According to Senator Mushahid Hussain, the centre claimed that under the 1973 Constitution, Port Qasim...

  • ‘Port Qasim set to become energy hub’

    KARACHI: Port Qasim is set to become country’s energy hub with the addition of three more Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, said Port Qasim Authority (PQA) Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar in a conversation with Dawn...

    The third is a possibility that a consortium of Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGLP) and Fauji Foundation will set up another LNG terminal at Port Qasim while its first terminal with a capacity of 600mscfd is expected...

  • New channel for LNG vessels at Port Qasim

    KARACHI: Growing traffic of ships, particularly vessels loaded with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), warranted the need for an additional channel which the authority is now planning to develop, Port Qasim Authority Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar said on Tuesday...

    As a safety measure, currently PQA stops general movement of all ships when a vessel loaded with LNG arrives or leaves the port, causing delays, he said...

  • Bilawal ups the ante against PM amid Port Qasim controversy

    KARACHI: Just a day after rejecting the prime minister’s proposed mechanism for a judicial inquiry into the Panama Papers allegations, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari accused Nawaz Sharif on Saturday of “selling out national assets to leaders of his own party and their business branches”...

    Expressing solidarity with the Port Qasim workers who are protesting against the proposed privatisation of port berths, he assured them that...

  • Port Qasim to have two more LNG terminals

    KARACHI: Two more liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals will be set up at the Port Qasim with a cumulative capacity of one billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) said on Tuesday...

    He added that a coal terminal at the port would also start functioning by the end of this year and it would cater to the needs of power plants located at Port Qasim only...

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