Karachi: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Faisal Sabzwari has said that government charges for thousands of containers stuck at Karachi Port Trust and Port Qasim have been completely waived.
While holding a press conference with the business community, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Faisal Sabzwari said that we have an estimate that thousands of containers of shipping lines are stuck at the ports, we were consulting stakeholders on the matter for several days and decided. No charges will be collected from containers stuck at Karachi Port Trust and Port Qasim.
He said that since July, 22,000 containers are at Port Qasim and 8,500 at KPT, no shipping lines are going to be closed in Pakistan, the business of shipping lines will continue, we have informed the business community. Is.
He further said that the shipping lines are also worried due to the thousands of containers stranded but they are not going to close their business, the statements in the media regarding them have been wrongly reported.
Faisal Sabzwari said that there is recession all over the world, China has imposed restrictions due to Corona, shipping companies have not stopped business even in the countries which have defaulted and this is not going to happen in Pakistan either.
The Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs said that all stranded containers will be moved to alternative locations without any charges or costs by utilizing the existing capacity in the existing customs rules and creating more.