Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has decided to extend support to the consignee at this time of need. Chairman KPT Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar has announced that KPT has decided to provide any extra space of KPT land for storage of containers if required by the terminal operators at no additional cost.
The terminal operators also demonstrated their willingness to help the consignees and agreed to allow the additional 10 days free time to consignees and complete the necessary formalities immediately so that cargo which is piled up at ports may be released.
It is pertinent to mention here that this matter had been contested between importers and terminal operators for several weeks because private terminal operators were not extending the additional 10 days of free storage time despite the approval of Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Federal Cabinet.
The meeting was attended by Chairman BMG Siraj Kassam Teli, President KCCI Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, Former SVP KCCI Ibrahim Kasumbi, KPT Trustee Yawar Badat and CEOs of all private terminals at Karachi.