Relief to business community during COVID-19 pandemic

24 Apr 2020 / Pakistan

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs is receiving requests from the trading community regarding their inability to evacuate cargo/shipments timely from port areas due to the lock-down imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic…

…In the spirit of facilitation for the business community, the Ministry of Maritime has already extended the free period at Karachi Port. In order to contain escalation of an already challenging economic situation, the Ministry deems it appropriate to request shipping lines not to charge container detention and other charges in connection with late delivery of goods for the period from 25 March to 30 April…

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Source: Extract from Government of Pakistan Ministry of Maritime Affairs notice dated 23 April 2020

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