CEO UMA Pakistan Sohail Shams

World custom Day commemorates the contributions of the Customs Department. I am well-pleased to extend my commendations to Pakistan Customs and acknowledge their effort and services which aids providing amended freight amenities. Pakistan Customs Department plays a pivotal role in trade and revenue generation coming in the country via port. UMA has been in the industry since 1988, and our association with customs department has been tremendous. I believe that the mutual solidarity, and genuine hard work brings prosperity not to the concerned departments but also to the country. UMA is regarded as one of the foremost and prominent freight agents where we strive to carry out timely services effectively. We have had the honor to represent some of the prominent shipping lines such as Hyundai Merchant Marine Company Ltd, HAMBURGSUD, R.C.L, K.M.T.C, Swire & CEEKAY calling in Pakistan.

Freight agents and customs officials cooperatively contribute in carrying out the operations. Our company has established a policy of absolute command over tally and documentation, which further favors the client fulfillment. To provide exquisite customized service provision, UMA assigns thorough professionals to manage foreign principals for unmatched service facility. UMA serves as an agent for liners, cargo containers, bulk freight, vessels, tankers, and passenger cruise docking at the port. As the CEO of UMA, I am privileged to have received an expansive experience and insightful perception to lead because of my father, Mr. Shams-ul-Haq (the founder of UMA). Today the company besides delivering the customary duties, it administers all the port maneuvers through its’ assigned licensed stevedore associates and terminal operators uphold well-equipped containers terminals within and off-port limits. At UMA I ensure to implement finest quality assurance systems, thus it has earned ISO-9001-2015 and ISO-9002 certification for its’ Quality Management System.

The company envisions to effectively conduct UMA Quality Management Systems (QMS) to attain improved results at all levels. Timely service and reliability are our key focus, while carrying out services for Freight Forwarding Services for sea and air consolidating operator, FCL and LCL Sea Freight, Door-to-Door Services, and special assignments. We order speedy and reliable Consolidation & De-Consolidation to and from Pakistan. UMA expands its’ service provision to Far East, Europe and America as well.

I firmly believe that Customs department plays a major role for an agent in carrying out proficient timely services, because timely safe and reliable delivery process is our utmost responsibility and commitment. I wish all my felicitations and warm wishes to Pakistan Customs for its’ contribution towards shipping fraternity and pray to see Pakistan Customs and shipping industry flourish. As novel trends emerge, it is our duty to bring efficacy to the systems, processes and procedures involved in uplifting the import and export trade to the global standards. In times as turbulent as present, I would like to see the Customs Department keeps itself abreast with the global modernization and digitization of the procedures and processes and accelerate developmental growth for our country’s trade, commerce and freight industry and national prosperity.

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