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MEHWAR: Karachi Port Issues Discussed

Nearly 5,000 Afghan transit containers have remained stopped in the Karachi port over the last three months following the coronavirus crisis, adding another layer of complexity to the problems faced by Afghanistan’s traders, according to officials of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The officials said the Afghan traders are paying $80 to $200 a day in demurrage charges --charges for goods stuck in transit -- and container detention charges to shipping lines despite the Pakistani government’s pledge to exempt the traders from the charges.

In the second part, host Ahmadi discusses the topic with Sayed Zaman Hashemi, CEO of Chamber of Trade and Investment.

Mehwar

MEHWAR: Karachi Port Issues Discussed

Nearly 5,000 Afghan transit containers have remained stopped in the Karachi port over the last three months following the coronavirus crisis, adding another layer of complexity to the problems faced by Afghanistan’s traders, according to officials of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The officials said the Afghan traders are paying $80 to $200 a day in demurrage charges --charges for goods stuck in transit -- and container detention charges to shipping lines despite the Pakistani government’s pledge to exempt the traders from the charges.

In the second part, host Ahmadi discusses the topic with Sayed Zaman Hashemi, CEO of Chamber of Trade and Investment.

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