Afghanistan-bound: 15,000 containers stuck in Pakistan

About 15,000 Afghanistan-bound shipping containers, which are more than double the normal number, have been stuck at Pakistan’s seaport en route to their final destination due to administrative hiccups and mismanagement on part of the customs authorities

Sep 08, 2020
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About 15,000 Afghanistan-bound shipping containers, which are more than double the normal number, have been stuck at Pakistan’s seaport en route to their final destination due to administrative hiccups and mismanagement on part of the customs authorities.

The mishandling of Afghanistan-bound cargo has increased the cost of doing business for traders and transporters on the one hand and could adversely affect the already sinking exports on the other hand, background discussions with all the stakeholders revealed.

Every stakeholder involved in the chain, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the transit trade cargo tracking company and the terminal operator - National Logistics Cell (NLC), put the responsibility on others. However, the sufferers are Pakistani exporters, Afghanistan’s importers and transporters.


https://tribune.com.pk/story/2262969/afghanistan-bound-15000-containers-stuck-in-pakistan