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Shipping activity Port Qasim KARACHI: One ship arrived at Port to load/offload Containers at QICT, on 15th March, 2014.Berth occupancy was maintained at 50% at the Port on Saturday where a seven ships namely M.V KPS-I Alican BEY- Powership, M.V Nala Delmas, M.V Hansa Africa, M.V CMA CGM Verdi, M.V Thelisis, M.V Ikan Parang, M.T Lahore are currently occupying berths to load/offload, containers, cement, furnace oil.Cargo handling operations were carried out smoothly at the Port where a cargo volume 56892 tonnes comprising 22922 tonnes import, 33970 tonnes export and (4045) Tues was handled at the Port during last 24 hours.M.T Lahore, M.V CMA CGM Verdi sailed on Saturday afternoon, M.V Nala Delmas sailed on Sunday morning.M.V Liberty Grace at FAP, M.T Quetta at FOTCO, M.V Maersk Pitts Burgh at QICT arrival on 16th March, 2014 as per arrival schedule.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Technology being developed to fortify agriculture sector ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) is developing new technologies including remote sensing, laser land-leveling, bio-fertilizers and solar tube-wells for enhancing the efficiency in the sector of farm produce.The plan is to develop genetic modification expertise for producing high yield/pest resistant crops.MoST will produce, preserve and process fruits and vegetables that satisfy foodchain requirements of the international market." Ministry will establish facilities for producing quality controlled Halal food for Muslim consumers in different parts ...
IESCO issues power suspension notice ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:-March 15 (Saturday) From 09:00am to 01:00pm, Muslim Abad feederFrom 09:00am to 02:00pm Garmala, Nathwala feeders and surrounding areas.March 16 (Sunday) From 09:00am to 01:00pm, Muslim Abad, Raja Abad feeders, March ...
Railways to run shuttle trains between major cities of Punjab ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has planned to start an intercity shuttle train service in major cities of Punjab with cooperation of the provincial government.On the directive of Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, the train service would run between Lahore-Gujranwala, Lahore-Faisalabad, Lahore-Narowal-Sialkot and Lahore-Okara sections, an official source told APP.After the completion of study on the routes, work on the projects will start. Pakistan Railways is also drawing an outline for transportation of 12 million ton ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Three ships M.V Ikan Parang, m.T Clipper Hebe and m.T Al-Soor-II scheduled to load/offload 40,650 tonnes cement, 4,678 tonnes chemicals and 52,444 tonnes diesel oil were allotted berth at Multi Purpose Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Wednesday.Meanwhile a container ship 'Kerstin-S' also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was maintained at the port at 43% on Wednesday where six ...


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