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  • Soybean vessel at Karachi Port to be shifted to Port Qasim as source of toxic gas remains elusive

    A vessel carrying a soybean shipment will be shifted from Karachi Port to Port Qasim, said Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesperson Mohammad Shariq on Wednesday after the government was advised to consider the "exposure to soybean dust" as a cause for breathing difficulties being faced by the residents of Karachi's Keamari area...

    So far, 14 people from different areas of Keamari have died and over 400 have been taken to different...

  • FIA drops charges against ex-CDA chief, board members in Grand Hyatt scam

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has dropped charges against the former Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman Kamran Lashari, ex members of the CDA board as well as the owner of a private firm which paved the way for regularisation of the controversial lease of land for Grand Hyatt hotel...

    IHC Justice Athar Minallah in March last year declared the construction of luxury apartments on the land meant for...

  • Port charges to be brought at regional level, says minister

    KARACHI: The federal minister for ports and shipping on Friday hinted at bringing port charges at the regional level...

    Speaking at a ceremony organised to commemorate the handling of one million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers at the Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT), Kamran Michael said the ports and shipping formed the backbone of the national economy and the government was making efforts to modernise...

  • Economic Coordination Committee defers gas tariff increase, waives Karkey’s port charges

    ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Wednesday deferred decision on gas price increase for further consultations and waived about Rs195 million port charges to the Turkish firm Karkey as part of a $1...

    The meeting, presided by PM’s Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh discussed the proposal for up to 15 per cent gas price increase and noted that some changes were required to minimise the burden on...

  • Karachi port poised for massive infrastructure upgrade

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo said on Saturday the government is enhancing the capacity of ports and developing the related infrastructure to facilitate the growing movement of containerised cargo...

    Talking to Dawn in his camp office at Pakistan National Shipping Company (PNSC), the minister said the board of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has approved the construction of an elevated...

  • 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...

  • Karachi port operations briefly suspended

    KARACHI: Berthing and departure of ships at Karachi port were briefly paralysed after pilots suspended operations on Tuesday evening due to a shortage of tugboats, official sources said...

    The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has 10 tugboats; of them, five are shipping and five are harbour tugs...

  • 600 trucks for US army in Afghanistan arrive at Karachi port

    KARACHI: A vessel carrying over 600 military vehicles, destined for US forces in Afghanistan, docked at the Karachi port recently...

    According to official documents, the vehicles were shipped from the Wilmington port and aboard the vessel ‘MV Glovis Sun’ along with other equipment that were unloaded at the Karachi port last month...

  • Karachi port cargo handling rises 14pc

    KARACHI: The Karachi port handled a record tonnage of cargo during the first quarter (July-September) of this fiscal year, showing a growth of 14 per cent at 12...

    The premier port of the country also handled a record number of containers during the period, posting a year-on-year growth of 9...

  • Karachi port handled 41m tonnes of cargo in July-April

    KARACHI: The Karachi port handled more than 41 million tonnes of cargo during the first 10 months (July to April) of this fiscal year, reflecting a year-on-year rise of 14 per cent, official figures said...

    The Karachi port managed to handle higher number of all categories of ships, except container vessels which fell 7pc to 612 ships during the 10-month period under review from 665 a year ago...

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