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Prospects brighten for shipping sector?

Growth or development has not come to Pakistan’s shipping sector naturally. In fact, for a large chunk of its history one bad turn would shortly be followed by another. An…

International Shipping: The Dichotomies Within

International shipping: the dichotomies within

The shipping industry is cyclical in nature and has, over the past few decades, witnessed immense changes. The role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has become all the more…

Real time access to info and data base

The nature of documentation of Pakistan’s economic environment can be classified into three broad segments as under: 1. Transactions undertaken by the documented sector which are also reflected in ‘tax…

The challenge of SOEs — II

The SOEs (State-Owned Enterprises) are generally being run at the whim of a chosen few, who are beholden to no system but instead their benefactors and appointers. In this environment,…

A disaster for seafarers

Prior to 2020, it would have been considered unimaginable that a virus could disrupt the global economy, sequestering billions in their homes with global productivity sinking like a stone. It…

Resurrecting the obsolete

The Pakistan Merchant Marine Policy 2001 was the first-ever comprehensive marine policy of Pakistan. The policy aims to achieve growth linked with maritime economy. It provided a roadmap for a…

Impediments to registering vessels in Pakistan

Over the last few decades, Pakistan’s maritime shipping sector has been on the precipice; an endangered species at risk of vanishing into the void. This has been the consequence of…

The blue economy

The long list of ‘immediate’ economic concerns has all but overridden the fact that this outgoing year was supposed to be the ‘year of the blue economy’. So, as 2020…