The Manager Operations,
Qasim Int’l Containers Terminal
I would like to draw your kind attention towards the burning issue pertaining to the scarcity of the latest equipment being used for handling of scrap at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT).
I would like to inform you that the importers are facing immense problems and difficulties due to the shortage of advanced machinery in the process of de-stuffing and re-stuffing of consignments.
The mishandling of the cargo by the unskilled terminal workers also causes heavy loss to the importers, as the items in the consignments are ruptured during the entire process of de-stuffing and re-stuffing.
Due to the incompetency of the terminal staff, the consignee becomes an ultimate victim of damaging the imported items.
Furthermore, lack of efficiency of the terminal staff in grounding the consignments for examination is affecting the business cost of the importers. Delay in examination also results in the payment of demurrage to the terminal operators.
The consignments which have to be cleared in hours for examination are being delayed for two to three days due to apathy of terminal staff, as they are unable to ground the containers on time for examination.
I hoped that the authorities concerned will take appropriate action in this regard to redress the grievances of the importers.