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WACO Pakistan member WWG Consolidators launches Pak-Afghan transit desk


The decision to launch the transit desk came after the Pakistan Government announced it will establish state-of-the-art transit facilities at the country’s borders with Torkham and Chaman, Afghanistan and Wagah, India

London, UK, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 – WWG Consolidators Ltd (WWGC), The WACO System member for Pakistan, has launched a dedicated cross-border Pak-Afghan transit desk.

The decision to launch the transit desk came after the Pakistan Government announced it will establish state-of-the-art transit facilities at the country’s borders with Torkham and Chaman, Afghanistan and Wagah, India, under the Integrated Transit Trade Management Systems (ITTMS) project.

The ITTMS project was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council in Autumn 2015 and is being executed under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation-Regional Improving Border Services (Carec-Ribs).

“Afghanistan and Pakistan have rapidly growing economies and tremendous business opportunities for partners around the globe,” said Richard Charles, Executive Director, The WACO System.

“We are extremely proud of, and excited for, WWG Consolidators. It shows how innovative and forward thinking our members are, and brings new business opportunities not only for fellow WACO members but independent forwarders worldwide.”

Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan is the longest of the country’s seven, and WWGC’s tailor-made forwarding solutions will facilitate its imports in particular.

WWGC has made an agreement with a cross-border transit operator, whose offices are located at the Pak-Afghan borders as well as in Kabul, Kandahar, and Mazar-e-Shareef with a dedicated bonded fleet.

“The Afghan transit trail is becoming increasingly important especially taking into account the country’s ongoing major rehabilitation and rebuilding projects,” said Jahangir Raza, WWG Consolidators.

“It is a very challenging task, especially in a war-torn country like Afghanistan, but we have witnessed it first-hand – the business potential in Afghanistan is tremendous.

“We have had great feedback from our partners, and we do believe that continuous partnerships can help us achieve even more.”

The Karachi-headquartered forwarder offers tailor-made solutions, including commercial and non-commercial transit cargo, duty exemption process, legalisation, security escort, and Shipper’s Own Container (SOC) re-selling and/or disposal in Afghanistan.

The WACO System has 112 members in 109 countries and holds two meetings a year, facilitating hundreds of bilateral meetings for members to network and grow business.

For more information on The WACO System visit waco-system.com, and for more information on WWG Consolidators (WWGC) visit wwgc.com.pk

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About the WACO system

Founded in 1973, WACO is the world’s foremost independent global freight management and logistics organisation.

WACO has a community of 112 members in 109 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year including one million tons of airfreight.

The exclusive network has a combined annual turnover of USD four billion.

The company is an Association owned by its members with its Corporate Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, and operational management in London, UK.

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ABOUT WWG CONSOLIDATORS

WWG Consolidators is an independent and private logistics company based in Karachi, Pakistan, providing innovative logistics and supply chain solutions to its clients and partners locally and around the world.

WWG Consolidators seeks to provide customised services to its clients – seeing to their logistics needs in a cost-effective way and allowing them to focus on their core businesses.

More about WWG Consolidators here

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London, UK, Tuesday, 25th July 2017 – WWG Consolidators Ltd (WWGC), The WACO System member for Pakistan, has launched a dedicated cross-border Pak-Afghan transit desk.

The decision to launch the transit desk came after the Pakistan Government announced it will establish state-of-the-art transit facilities at the country’s borders with Torkham and Chaman, Afghanistan and Wagah, India, under the Integrated Transit Trade Management Systems (ITTMS) project.

The ITTMS project was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council in Autumn 2015 and is being executed under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation-Regional Improving Border Services (Carec-Ribs).

“Afghanistan and Pakistan have rapidly growing economies and tremendous business opportunities for partners around the globe,” said Richard Charles, Executive Director, The WACO System.

“We are extremely proud of, and excited for, WWG Consolidators. It shows how innovative and forward thinking our members are, and brings new business opportunities not only for fellow WACO members but independent forwarders worldwide.”

Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan is the longest of the country’s seven, and WWGC’s tailor-made forwarding solutions will facilitate its imports in particular.

WWGC has made an agreement with a cross-border transit operator, whose offices are located at the Pak-Afghan borders as well as in Kabul, Kandahar, and Mazar-e-Shareef with a dedicated bonded fleet.

“The Afghan transit trail is becoming increasingly important especially taking into account the country’s ongoing major rehabilitation and rebuilding projects,” said Jahangir Raza, WWG Consolidators.

“It is a very challenging task, especially in a war-torn country like Afghanistan, but we have witnessed it first-hand – the business potential in Afghanistan is tremendous.

“We have had great feedback from our partners, and we do believe that continuous partnerships can help us achieve even more.”

The Karachi-headquartered forwarder offers tailor-made solutions, including commercial and non-commercial transit cargo, duty exemption process, legalisation, security escort, and Shipper’s Own Container (SOC) re-selling and/or disposal in Afghanistan.

The WACO System has 112 members in 109 countries and holds two meetings a year, facilitating hundreds of bilateral meetings for members to network and grow business.

For more information on The WACO System visit waco-system.com, and for more information on WWG Consolidators (WWGC) visit wwgc.com.pk

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About the WACO system

Founded in 1973, WACO is the world’s foremost independent global freight management and logistics organisation.

WACO has a community of 112 members in 109 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year including one million tons of airfreight.

The exclusive network has a combined annual turnover of USD four billion.

The company is an Association owned by its members with its Corporate Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, and operational management in London, UK.

More about WACO here

ABOUT WWG CONSOLIDATORS

WWG Consolidators is an independent and private logistics company based in Karachi, Pakistan, providing innovative logistics and supply chain solutions to its clients and partners locally and around the world.

WWG Consolidators seeks to provide customised services to its clients – seeing to their logistics needs in a cost-effective way and allowing them to focus on their core businesses.

More about WWG Consolidators here

Exclusive Network

WACO is an exclusive network consisting of a number of independent freight management companies. The company is an Association, which means that we are owned by, and run for the benefit of our members. Our Corporate Head Office is in Zurich and Operations Management in London.

Founded 1973

We were founded in 1973 with the idea of connecting the best freight forwarding organisations across the world. WACO soon became the pioneers and innovators of an independent worldwide network of companies working towards common goals and objectives.

A community of members

We have 111 members in 108 countries providing a network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals, handling over 1.85 million shipments each year with over one million tonnes of airfreighted cargo. Our network has a combined annual turnover of $4 billion, making The WACO System a major player in the global market.

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.