1. The Competent Authority has constituted a Committee comprising of following officers to scrutinize, examine and investigate the representations submitted by individuals in different cases against KPT and other miscellaneous grievances:
Ms. Shama Ehsan Khan General Manager (F) Convener
Mr. M. Hanif Abdullah General Manager (E) Member
Mr. Imam Bukhsh Ag. General Manager (CW) Member
2. The Committee will propose possible remedial measures for settlement / redressal of those grievances within the provisions of KPT rules and policies.
MINISTER FOR PORTS & SHIPPING SENATOR KAMRAN MICHAEL VISITED KARACHI PORT AFTER TAKING CHARGE
Senator Kamran Michael, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, visited Karachi Port Trust on Friday, 14th June 2013. Accompanied by Chairman, KPT and other high functionaries of the port the Federal Minister was given a detailed tour of the maritime installations of KPT along with all the ongoing development projects KPT is undertaking.
The Minister was taken round all operational berths of KPT including all the three oil piers. During the course of his inspection lasting three hours he also viewed the newly laid out breakwaters that will streamline the channels of Karachi Port. He visited the deepened length of the approach channel and the desirability of deeper access for berthing large post-panamax carriers was explained to him by Chairman.
He inspected the under construction Pakistan Deep Water Container Port and instructed KPT to bring all the issues related to delay caused in its completion so that action can be taken at the appropriate forum for their resolution. He also said that PDWCP will bring in much needed employment opportunities for the young workforce of Pakistan.
During the appraisal accorded to him of current state of operations of Karachi Port the Minister raised very pertinent queries and inquired in depth about various facets of the operational practices. He conveyed the vision of the government to the officers and asked to implement it transparently so that not only they perform efficiently but also that they become a role model for others to follow.
He also laid stress on the need to strategize the priorities of the Port so that they are effectively aligned with international maritime requirement. He impressed upon the fact that Karachi Port being the largest recipient of Pakistan’s national maritime trade is expected to perform the tasks assigned to it with diligence and devotion.
He listened to the issues raised by port workforce and issued on the spot orders for solving them. He also promised to look into the long term problems of the work force and assured their representatives that he will try utmost to find solution to them. He said that he will regularly visit Karachi Port and personally monitor all its activities. He further instructed the management to closely apprise him of all port activities so that he regularly issues appropriate instructions.
CHAIRMAN KPT RESOLVES DISPUTE AMICABLY PAKISTAN SHIP AGENT ASSOCIATION AND TRANSPORTERS OVER LEVY OF CHARGES
5th February 2013, Karachi: In pursuance to the emerging dispute between shipping companies and the transporters, a meeting was called by the Chairman KPT Mr. Jawed Hanif Khan at KPT Head Office which was attended by Pakistan Ship Agent Association members and transporters, apart from the operations team of Karachi Port Trust.
The purpose of the meeting was to resolve the dispute and the efforts of KPT led by Chairman KPT Mr. Jawed Hanif Khan paved way for it after long meeting which started during the late hours on 4th February 2013 and ended after 12 am. It was decided among the participants of the meeting that from 6th February 2013 Pakistan Ship Agent Association members will start collection of empty LO/LO charges at their offices and no cash transaction will be carried over by transporters at the terminals. With regards to the export empty LO/LO charges, it was discussed and demanded that LO/LO charges will be taken by the shipping companies at the time of issuance of Bill of Lading. The shipping agent representatives were of the opinion that they require proper authorization from their members and for this matter they opined with confidence that the matter can be resolved. Moreover, it was decided that the understanding reached here will be applicable on fresh import / export containers from 6th February 2013.
The participants of the meeting chaired by Chairman KPT Mr. Jawed Hanif Khan were Vice President Mr. Shakil Ahmed and Mr. Zubair Tufail from FPCCI, President Mr. Haroon Aman and Mr. Younus Soomro from KCCI, Chairman TGA Haji Anwar Soomro attended along with his team comprising Mr. Madad Khan, Mr. Muhammad Hussain and Mr. Akber Khan, President Mr. Khalid Khan, Senior Vice President Malak Sher Khan and General Secretary Mr. Shoailb Khan from KGCA, President Mr. Saifullah Khan and Ex General Secretary Mr. Wasiq Hussain Khan from KCAA, Chairperson PSAA Ms. AVA A. Cowasjee along with her team members Mr. Bilal ur Rehman and Mr. Asim Saeed Khan from PSAA and ADC Customs besides KPT Operations Team headed by General Manager Operations Rear Adm (R) Azhar Hayat, Deputy General Manager Operations Mr. Shamim Ahmed Shirazi and Traffic Manager Mr. Niaz Ali Jessar.
KPT welcomes the new calendar year with a scintillating fireworks display
31st December 2012, Karachi: Karachi Port Trust welcomed the new calendar year with a scintillating fireworks display at KPT Deep Water Container Port area at Keamari Groyne, exactly at 12am sharp. The citizens were invited to witness exuberant fireworks display over the lightening beauty of Port Fountain Jet along with Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Babar Khan Ghauri and Chairman KPT Mr. Jawed Hanif Khan. A large number of people gathered at the location and appreciated the fireworks arranged by KPT, they said events like this must continue through out the year.
With a renewed vigour, KPT strives to achieve more milestones the port has beset for itself for years ahead under the dynamic and visionary leadership of government under the umbrella of Federal Ministry of Ports and Shipping. The port has remained vigilant over the years and is continuously moulding itself through acquisition of latest technologies. The transformation is in full swing as the port aspires to become the transhipment hub of the South Asian region.
KARACHI PORT FACILITATING 13 METERS DRAFT CARGO VESSELS
21st December 2012, Karachi: Karachi Port is pleased to announce that since November 2012, when it received its first 13 meter deep draft vessel, it has successfully handled 12 more deep draft vessels in the same draft depth range. Amongst the deep draft vessels visiting Karachi Port 9 carried coal, 2 general cargo and one Rock Phosphate.
The arrival of deep draft carriers has resulted in fair amount of reduction in business costs of shipping lines and port users and they feel better placed to opt for large sized vessels for shipment of their cargoes. KPT generated business revenue of more than Rupees Thirty million from the movement of these 12 vessels and it is estimated that maritime business also was recipient of sizeable financial returns.
During this exercise KPT ensured that loading/unloading of cargoes was undertaken round the clock to reduce turnover timing of these large vessels. Since assuming office Mr. Jawed Hanif Khan, Chairman, KPT has consistently strove to reduce turn around time as well as laying stress on dredging the channel deep to facilitate movement of modern state of the art large ships.
KPT is actively engaged in improving the infrastructure of Karachi Port and has undertaken many mega projects to realize its avowed goal.