Capt. Javed Iqbal of Eastwind Shipping Co. (Pvt) Ltd has been elected unopposed as Chairman of Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) for 2021-2022. He has about 28 years’ hands-on experience at the shore in the shipping/ maritime industry in addition to his sailing affair.
Likewise, Jawed Iqbal of Shoaib Shipping Agencieswas elected as Senior Vice Chairman, and Ovais-ur-Rehman of Globelink Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as Vice Chairman respectively for the same term.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) was held recently, and the following office-bearers were declared elected to the Executive Committee for the term 2021-2022:
Mohammed A Rajpar, Younus Vayani, Adil Khan, Mazhar Imam Hashmi, Abdul Rauf, Taimur Badat and Amin Sardar Ali Bhola were elected as Executive Committee Members.
On occasion, Capt. Javed Iqbal has expressed his intention of better and closer working between the Maritime sector, Business Community and the Government significantly to increase exports from Pakistan.
He appreciated the outgoing Chairman Mohammed A Rajpar and his team for their hard work to serve the interests of the Ports and Shipping sector, which is vital for the development and economic progress of every country.
It was formed in 1976 and is the sole Trade Association representing Shipping Agents, licensed on all Pakistan bases by the Ministry of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Organizations (DGTO) under The Trade Organizations Act, 2013. PSAA comprises 60 reputed members handling vessels calling at Pakistani Ports.
PSAA’s main objective is to resolve problems faced by its members and to make a positive contribution to the long term progress of the Ports and Shipping industry in Pakistan. PSAA enjoys a high reputation at all official levels, including the Ministry of Maritime Affairs (MOMA), Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Port Qasim Authority (PQA), Gwadar Port Authority (GPA), Customs, FPCCI, etc. Its members are represented on several high profile committees formed by the Federal Government from time to time at MOMA, KPT, PQA, GPA, Karachi Dock Labour Board (KDLB), Planning Commission, etc.