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Interview with Muhammad Amjad : How you see the status of Logistics and Freight Forwarding in your region?

May 17 2016 at 7:24 AM
Muhammad Amjad

First of all would you please give a brief introduction of your company?

MAK Logistics is specialized in Import & Export Freight Forwarding in both the modes air and sea, regardless the factor of distance and no matter what the size of shipment is! A professional team under the supervision of a highly skilled management with a sound experience of freight forwarding since 1985 is striving hard to render the most economical and personalized logistic services to its valued clients More over with the help of world wide network of associates, we are much capable to offer most economical & prompt logistic services meeting the requirements of supply chain. OUR SERVICES • Airfreight and Airfreight Consolidation • Ocean Freight ( FCL – LCL – Break bulk – Project Cargoes ) • Warehousing & Distribution • Inland Transportation (imports and exports) for Ex-Works & Door Delivery • Courier Service • Customs Brokerage • Documentation • Consultation COMMODITIES WE ARE DEALING IN • Abrasives • Carpets • Dyes / Chemicals / Paints • Electric Power Cord / Bulbs • Garments & Garment Accessories (Buttons, rivets, zipper, tape etc) • House Holds • Leather products • Machinery • Nails / Screws • Networking / Electronic products • Pharmaceuticals • Rubber (Reclaimed & SBR) • Rubber Accelerator • Salt & Salt Products • Textile Made Ups • Tiles • Yarn OUR MEMBERSHIPS • IATA – International Air Transport Association • FNC – Freight Network Corporation Singapore • ACAAP – Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan • PIFFA – Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association • LCCI – Lahore Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

What are the Problems that you encounter in your business in this region?

High duty / taxes rates on import High rate of taxes on services Lack of knowledge about modern logistics & freight forwarding in society

Does world financial crisis affect your business?


What are the advantages of your company compared to other companies in this region?

Being an average sized company, we render personalized & cost effective services to our customers.

How you see Wtleads? How Wtleads can help Logistics and Freight Forwarding companies to grow their business fast and safe?

Wtleads is playing important role to bring the forwarders closer for sharing their expertise with each other. WTLEADS can help freight forwarding companies to grow their business by providing maximum opportunities to pick definite and risk free queries,

Why you chose Wtleads network for developing your business?

I feel, it may help to get more online sales activities to offer quotes without going for physical sales visits

With so many years experiences that you have in Logistics Industry , would you please describe about situation of Logistics industry in your country?

Freight forwarding industry is playing a key role in the field of logistics and supply chain since decades and is providing efficient and full range of services to importers & exporters for end to end solutions. But with recent global recession import & export in Pakistan has been disturbed and in the result freight forwarding & logistics industry is also gloomy. But there is a great hope that with current and drastic developments on CPEC (China – Pakistan Economic Corridor), a vibrant growth of trade is expected for sure in this region. This project (CPEC) is strategically very important and beneficial for the economies of both the countries. After its completion, China would have access to the Middle East and Africa, through the Gwadar Port of Pakistan. In exchange, It is clear that CPEC route is cost efficient in terms of shipping cost and transit time. The shipping cost is reduced by 30 % ($1400) on each 40-foot container that is imported or exported from a European destination through CPEC. Transit time is decreased by 10 to 11 days from European countries. For Middle Eastern countries on which China heavily relies on fulfilling its energy requirement, the shipping cost is reduced by 30% to 68% ($1700 to $2200), and transit time from 11 to 18 days on each 40- foot container, Hence, it is easy to say that companies will choose the new CPEC route because it is cost efficient in terms of shipping cost and transit time. Producers want to receive the raw material on time and also want the finished goods in the hand of a customer as soon as possible. This should happen due to a fast and reliable supply chain network. The most important activity of a supply chain network is transportation. Good transportation enables the supply of raw material on time and also enables the timely supply of finished goods to the customer. So, keeping in view the above stated fact it is not hard to dream that status of freight forwarding & logistics in Pakistan is going to be boomed.

What are the main factors that are very important in managing a Logistics Company?

An efficient team of professionals Global Net working of logistics professionals Cost effectiveness Time efficient delivery prompt response to customers

If Wtleads ask you to say one sentence about Wtleads, what will be your sentence?

Good marketing source

Thank you sir for participating in this Interview.We hope to see your company to grow faster and with best wishes for you. Thanks.

Thanks for warm wishes

What is your planning for next 2-3 years?

To be more active in international market for providing cost effective and prompt end 2 end logistic solutions

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