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Jordan’s Aqaba Container Terminal works 90% of its operational capacity

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AMMAN: The Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) is working at 90 per cent of its capacity, with an average of 800 containers entering the Kingdom daily, according to the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA). Customs and inspection procedures on containers last for five days on average, ASEZA Deputy Chief Commissioner Yusuf Mansur said, refuting “rumours” that containers stay at the ... Read More »

Pasir Panjang opens container terminal worth of $3.5b

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ATHENS: The prime minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong has opened phase 3 and 4 of development of PSA’s Pasir Panjang container terminal at the city-state’s port. Around S$3.5bn ($2.6bn) is to be invested in the next two stages of the terminal’s development, which will enable Singapore to handle 50m teu of containers annually by the end of 2017. The ... Read More »

Fire break out at Container reachstacker yard Southampton Docks

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ATHENS: Fire crews tackled a “major” blaze that started from a container reachstacker at a yard near the Southampton Docks, UK. It took firefighters over half an hour to extinguish the fire, which local press reports say completely incinerated the vehicle.  Pentalver, which owns the storage depot at the port’s western docks, said there were no injuries and only the ... Read More »

Eco-friendly container vessel with a loading capacity of 18,800 TEU in Malta

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HELSINKI: Transport Malta announced on Tuesday that the M.V.’Barzan’, a vessel recognised as the world’s most environmentally friendly ultra-large container vessel, has been recently registered on the Malta flag. Owned by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the MV ‘Barzan’ is the largest kind with a loading capacity of 18,800 TEU in UASC’s fleet to date. It will set new ... Read More »

ANF foils bid to smuggle 50kg heroin to Malaysia

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KARACHI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized 50kg fine quality heroin from a container at Karachi Sea Port. Meanwhile, in three other operations at Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi, the ANF recovered 28.3kg charas and arrested three drug traffickers. The value of seized drugs in international market amounts to Rs334 million approximately. As per details, ANF Karachi Sea Port Team, on a ... Read More »

Industrialists demand shipping lines’ offices at dry ports

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LAHORE: The shipping companies have been urged by the Punjab business community to open their offices in the cities having dry ports, so that the process of import and export could be carried out without any delay. According to a clearing and forwarding agent, Sheikh Ejaz, most of the imports are done through the seaports and then dispatched to other ... Read More »

Mobil Oil factory catches fire

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MULTAN: A blast has damaged machinery and goods worth millions of rupees in a Mobil Oil factory in Multan, which will also affect the import of Mobil Oil in country. As per details, a Mobil Oil factory in the outskirt of Multan Industrial Estate has caught ablaze due to unidentified reasons as authorities were investigating to find the cause. The ... Read More »

Container hits Multan Dry Port shed

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MULTAN: Multan Dry Port Shed remained safe in an incident as a container hit the roof of the terminal, damaging shed partially during the examination of container at the container terminal. As per details, the container hit the shed at the Multan Dry Port Trust, which damaged the shed partially. The incident has not affected the port activities and examination ... Read More »

FC seizes smuggled Iranian diesel in Balochistan

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QUETTA: The Frontier Corps seized Iranian diesel during checking at Darakshan Checkpost on Wednesday. FC spokesman Khan Wasey informed that FC during the checking confiscated 15,000 litres smuggled Iranian diesel which was being transported to interior Balochistan. Read More »

ANF seizes 80kg heroin at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Sindh Region claimed to have seized a big cache of fine quality heroin from a container at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim. On a tip-off, an ANF team searched the container parked at the port and found a cache of fine quality heroin — weighing 80 kilogrammes — concealed in the vehicle. According to the ANF ... Read More »