KARACHI: Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) on Thursday urged the shipping companies to remain open on Saturday August 17 in order to facilitate trade after week-long holidays.
Arshad Khurshid, General Secretary, KCAA said that after week-long holidays due to Eid and weekly holidays since last Saturday many vessels had been arrived. Besides large number of containers has been accumulated at the ports, he added.
“Most of the companies observe holiday on Saturday or some of those observe half-day working,” he said, adding that it is quite difficult for traders and customs agents to get deliver order in very short time working on Friday.
He urged minister ports and shipping to issue directives that all shipping companies should remain open and observe normal working day on Saturday to facilitate the trade and to dispose off the workload accumulated during the holidays.