Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cargo at a Standstill in Karachi After Politician Is Murdered

(International Freighting Weekly – David Badger)

Hauliers won't risk bringing trucks into the city to port as violence goes on

Cargo movement has come to a standstill in Pakistan’s southern coastal city of Karachi this week, amid violent scenes following the murder of a prominent local politician who was shot dead on Monday. [...]

Hauliers said they wouldn’t take risk bringing their vehicles into the city to the port to deliver or collect import containers, while trucks already loaded were not leaving the port area, staying parked inside the locked port entrance. However, dockside activity inside Karachi Port and Port Qasim has carried on as normal, with loading and unloading of cargo and arrivals and departures of vessels continuing throughout the day. Read more here.