Minister assures to help strengthening of logistics support services

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 8:24:50 by

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Ports Shipping, Kamran Michael has assured all support to strengthen shipping and logistics support services in the country with equal attention towards infra structure.Addressing the concluding ceremony of the 5th Professionals Shipping, Logistics Supply Chain Management Conference Exhibition Wednesday evening, he said concerns expressed and recommendations forwarded by the speakers during the conference will be accorded due attention.Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping assuring that grievances of the business community will be addressed in particular context of the growth and development of warehousing and port in the country.Mentioning that he was fully conscious that supply chain management depends on out-sourcing, he said facilitation to all those associated with the shipping and logistics sector has to be streamlined.Ateeq Ur Rehman, representing professionals associated with the sector referred to misplaced priorities and negligence in the shipping, logistics and warehousing industry of Pakistan.He requested the government to reduce the burden of the supply chain management entrepreneurs enhanced through varied indirect taxes.Rehman particularly sought reduction in the custom duty on the import of pre engineered building (warehouse) and suggested that this be placed on zero rating, so as to encourage the growth of warehousing…
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