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Salang Tunnel Closed due to Heavy Snowfall and Rain, Takhta Baig in Peshawar Closed

Update 04 – March 26, 2014 / 0619 hrs (06:19am):

  • Salang Tunnel is still closed even after Nawroz holidays due to heavy snowfall and rain
  • We have also received information that Takhta Baig in Peshawar also closed for the last two days due to heavy rainfall
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Maersk Denver (MECL1 Service) Delay

Update 03 – March 13, 2014 / 1606 hrs (04:06pm):

  • Maersk Denver is delayed 30 hours arriving Newark due to bad weather en route
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Pakistan Customs Strike

Customs agents have suspended their services the morning of Tuesday, September 10, 2013 to launch their indefinite country-wide strike that was called aginst the issuance of notices to clearing agents by the revenue authorities in the missing containers case.  Last night a meeting was held between the senior customs officers and customs agents to negotiate the strike call but it failed.  There could potentially be impact on the gate in or gate out activities. Read More...

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Ramadan, to Begin 10 July 2013

Update 01 – July 11, 2013 / 0448 hrs (04:48am):

Please take note of the office hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan, which will begin 10 July 2013: Read More...

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PakGLOC Customs

Pakistan Customs has released the latest iteration of Customs General Order (CGO) 10 which is used for clearing Military cargo and dispatching cargo from the port.  This process will be applicable for all new bookings arriving at Port Qasim, Pakistan.  In addition to revised requirements, Maersk will be unable to begin the clearance process prior to cargo arrival.

  • Day 01-02:  Receipt of documents from carrier, verification of documents, preparation of customs letters and Goods Declaration (GD) forms by the expeditors
  • Day 03-04:  Submission of letters, processing of GD’s and taking scanning permission from customs officials at port by the expeditors
  • Day 05-10:  Return of the GD’s to the carrier who completes scanning and weighing formalities with customs at port
  • Day 11-12:  Completion of GD’s after receipt of scanning reports at port and return of out of charged GD’s to the carrier by the expeditors

After the above steps are completed, Maersk can move the cargo from port and conduct further scanning and weighing.  Read More...

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Pakistani Trucker Strike

Update 2 – February 20, 2013 / 1528 hrs (03:28pm):

  • The dispute between trucker’s union and transporters on trucking rates for Afghanistan continues
  • Officially there has not been any breakthroughs in negotiations
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Transportation Union Strike at Port Qasim, Pakistan

Due to a strike by the Transporter’s Union over issues with National Highway Authority (NHA), the truck market had been closed from December 4.  As a result, Maersk had not been able to dispatch cargo since December 7.

The strike has since ended on December 13, however it is anticipated that the truck market will be slow in getting started. Read More...

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