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Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Kh M Badar Munir

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MULTAN: Government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from genuine importers. These shipping companies are spoiling business environment due to their blackmailing at port by collecting unjustified demurrage and detention charges ... Read More »

NAB authorises inquiry against Maersk, QICT, SRB in multi-billion scam case

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has authorised inquiry against officials of Sindh Revenue Board, QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 400 billion rupees. The NAB received the complaint with subject: Building dams by recovering losses of more than Rs 400 billion from officials of port terminals like Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) ... Read More »

Govt should conduct scrutiny of all Indians working at QICT: Musa Raza Gillani

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MULTAN: Government should conduct scrutiny of all foreigners including Indians working at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) to ensure national security. This was stated by auto importer Syed Hussain Musa Raza Gillani while talking to Customs Today about foreigners working without permission of Ministry of Interior (MOI). He said that illegal appointment of Indians at the Qasim International Container Terminal ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for charging illegal demurrage & detention charges: Nasir Hameed

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LAHORE: PIAF Vice Chairman Nasir Hameed Khan said shipping lines and terminal operator including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s QICT  are taking illegal demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers, violating the set Customs rules and laws While talking to Customs Today, he said that the Govt, Shipping Ministry and Customs Department are not properly regulating these shipping ... Read More »

Govt should take steps against Maersk, QICT to facilitate importers: Arshad Bhatti

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LAHORE: Worldwide shipping companies including Sefmarrien, APL, Cosco, OOCL and others are charging $8 to $10 per day detention and demurrage after free day but in Pakistan these companies are charging over $80-100 per day and no one is there to question them. Illegal demurrage and detention charges are taken by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt and M/s ... Read More »

Fearing arrest, two Indian spies flee Pakistan Port Qasim

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KARACHI: In a latest but crucial development, two Indian ‘spies’ have fled from Pakistan’s Port Qasim who were illegally appointed at the port through a holding company of the QICT without the approval of the Ministry of Interior. Experts say these spies were working at the QICT to run their network like Kulbhushan Jadhav who was caught by Pakistani Army ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating hurdles for importers: Raza Hashmi

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LAHORE: Leader of the Pakistani exporters’ community in Japan, Raza Hasmi has said that the illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have increased problems for overseas Pakistanis exporting cheap vehicles and spare parts to Pakistan. Raza Hashmi who is visiting Pakistan nowadays has told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Port Report: Maersk results gain from U.S. container import binge and higher detention fees

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Maersk : saw operating profit for 2018 increase slightly despite a 26 percent jump in revenue as fuel prices continue to catch the world’s biggest container ship line by surprise. The company sees operating profit improving this year thanks to cost savings from the buyout of Hamburg Sud and the growth in smaller, but higher margin businesses. It expects its ... Read More »

ECC directs to form committee to ensure prompt clearance at ports after Customs Today coverage

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ISLAMABAD: Customs Today has been raising the issue of delay in clearance process at Karachi ports since last several years and finally the Economic Coordination Committee in its meeting directed the formation of a committee headed by Minister for Ports & Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi to bring up proposals for prompt and efficient cargo clearance at ports. According to details, ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maerks creating hurdles for importers: Faheem Saigal

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LAHORE: The illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have added to the per unit cost as they have no set criterion and worst is that the customs department and the government are never interested in regulating the shipping lines. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and ... Read More »

Illegally-appointed Indians at QICT involved in anti-state activities: Advocate Syed Anwar

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MULTAN: Presence of Indians at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without security clearance from Ministry of Interior (MOI) is posing serious national security risk and these illegally-appointed Indians are also allegedly involved in anti-state activities. This was stated by Senior Member High Court Bar Association and tax consultant Advocate Syed Anwal Haider Zaidi while talking to Customs Today. It’s shocking ... Read More »

65 officials of QICT, Maersk NABed in Rs 610 billion inquiry

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its Regional Board Meeting (RBM) has authorised inquiry to ascertain role of 65 officials of QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest Ports & shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. As per the complaint received by the NAB, the nexus of some Customs staff, port terminals like QICT along with ... Read More »

CJP should take action against Maersk for taking extra demurrage and detention charges

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FAISALABAD: Cheif Justice Asif Saeed Khosa should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of taking exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers. Coordinator Aman Taraqi Party advocate Sajjad Ahmed Ramana while talking to Customs Today said that the Cheif Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd for ... Read More »

Blackmailing by Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta shattered economy: Mian Shakeel Javed

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MULTAN: Blackmailing of Shipping Companies like M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd at Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) has shackled the economy. Shipping companies have misplaced the image of port and trust of importers over the collection of inequitable charges of demurrage and detention on clearance ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without permission of Interior Ministry a serious security threat: Advocate Sheikh Ghias

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MULTAN: Huge number of Indians under the guise of shipping companies working without permission of Interior Ministry at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing economic and national security threats due to their doubtful dealings. Interior ministry and security agencies must initiate verification process and enhance vigilance of these Indians working in different shipping companies to prevent any sort of ... Read More »

NAB should take action against Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta: Advocate Nazim

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of exorbitant demurrage and detention to address grievances of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is open violation of laws and said shipping ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without MOI clearance pose security risk: Qazi Jaffar

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PESHAWAR: The Indians working unlawfully at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without the issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) might be a national security risk. The law enforcement agencies must hold the license of M/s QICT due to its operations without clearance of MOI. Talking with Customs Today, advocate Peshawar High court Qazi Jaffer expressed shock ... Read More »

MUJ expresses deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists for highlighting Maersk mega scam

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MULTAN: Multan Union of Journalist (MUJ) expressed deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists and media houses for highlighting alleged mega scam by Maersk Line for charging exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of their shipments. This was stated by President Multan Union of Journalist Abdul Rauf Maan in an exclusive interview with Customs Today the other day. He told ... Read More »

Maersk Line should be banned due to corruption and mismanagement: Senator Ilyas Bilour

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PESHAWAR: Importers are shifting businesses from Pakistan due to huge corruption by shipping lines so the government should take notice of unjustified demurrage & detention charges taken by Maersk Line. Many importers associated with Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit route have already shifted their business from Pakistan due to heavy losses. This was said by Senator Ilyas Bilour while talking with ... Read More »

Customs issues notice to Maersk for cancellation of license; goods loaded may not reach Pakistan

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KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi has issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as it started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015. Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd kept on harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and ... Read More »