Mr. Khalid Wasim Khokhar has been elected unopposed as Chairman of Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) for the term 2019-2020 in the annual elections of the Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association, held on 26th September, 2019 at Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi. The new Chairman has about 40 year’s hands on experience in the shipping / maritime industry.
Similarly, Mr.Bilal-ur-Rehman was elected as Senior Vice Chairman and Mr.Abdul Rauf as Vice Chairman of association respectively.
Besides, following were elected Executive Committee Member for the term 2019-2020:
Capt. Javed Iqbal, Mr.Jawed Iqbal, Capt.S.Kamal A.Mahmoodi, Mr.Asim Saeed Khan, Mr.Tariq Haleem, Mr.Ayan Saeed and Syed Nazar Haider.
In his acceptance speech, Mr.Khalid Wasim Khokhar has expressed his intention of better and closer working between the Maritime sector, Business Community and the Government especially with a view to increase exports from Pakistan.
He appreciated the outgoing Chairman Tariq Haleem and his team for their hard work to serve the interests of Ports and Shipping sector, which is vital for the development and economic progress of every country.
Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) was formed in 1976 and is the largest and oldest Trade Association representing Shipping Lines/Agents whose 60 members handle all types of cargo i.e. containerized cargo, liquid cargo and dry bulk cargo at Pakistani seaports.
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 high reputation at all official levels including 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, KDLB, Planning Commission, etc.