Pakistan Port Congestion

by | Feb 24, 2017

Major congestion at Karachi is currently causing heavy delays and short shipments, with Port Qasim possibly the worst affected. The recent tensions and subsequent slowing down of cargo at the Afghanistan/Pakistan border has impacted the movement speed of goods through Pakistan’s main ports.

Karachi is no stranger to port congestion, but the heightened situation is expected to continue for at least the next 2 to 3 weeks. There may be light at the end of the tunnel for long term sufferers of delays, as the long awaited first phase of the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port recently started trial operations. The terminal had its first arrivals last month from APL and MSC.

Pakistan often seems to make headlines for the wrong reasons, although it has also been making headlines for its current economic growth and blistering stock market. Last year the Karachi 100 Index rose 43%, which reportedly made it the best performing market in Asia and the fifth worldwide.

For further information on the delays, or to talk to us about our award winning services to and from South Asia, then please contact your local Uniserve representative, or email info@ugroup.co.uk.

 

<< PLEASE SHARE THIS STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA EASILY BY CLICKING THE ICONS TO THE LEFT.

More News…..

Queens Award For Chelsom

Uniserve customer Chelsom have just received the prestigious 'Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade', in recognition of its outstanding export achievements over the past three years. The Blackpool based decorative lighting manufacturer won Britain's most...

40 Strong Trailblazer Meeting

More than 40 participants are due to attend tomorrow’s Trailblazer Group meeting, which is being held and chaired by Universe Group at the Supply Chain Academy in Upminster. Attendees are arriving from a broad cross section of business, higher education and...

Shanghai Port Congestion

The world's busiest container port, Yangshan in China's business hub of Shanghai, is battling heavy congestion brought about by dense fog, higher-than-usual volumes and reportedly the shake-up in shipping alliances. Numerous container vessels have been delayed outside...

Share This

Please Share This Article

It only takes a couple of clicks and it would be greatly appreciated! Many Thanks