We are founder members of Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association, which plays an active role in promoting the interests of Ship’s Agents and their Principals. In fact, Mr. Anver M. Rajpar was founding Honorary Secretary from 1977 to 1993 and Chairman from 1996 to 1997 whilst Mr. Mohammed A. Rajpar served as Honorary Secretary from 1995 to 2004. He also served as Chairman for the terms 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 and as an Executive Committee Member for 2014-2015 and 2018-2019. In addition, Mr. Mohammed A. Rajpar was a Trustee of Karachi Port Trust (KPT) from March 2009 to December 2013, Board Member of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) from March 2006 to March 2014, Board Member of Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) from June 2012 to May 2014, Board Member of Board of Investment (BOI) since January 2013 to May 2015 and Board Member Karachi Dock Labour Board (KDLB) from December 1996 to December 2014. He also served on the Gwadar Port Implementation Authority, Advisory Committee on Shipowning, the Planning Commission’s Task Force on Maritime Industry and the Prime Minister’s National Trade Corridor Improvement Programme. He is currently Member Planning Commission Task Force on Trade Facilitation and Regional Connectivity since May 2015 and Member Executive Committee of the Pakistan National Committee of the ICC Pakistan since December 2013.
General Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd maintains a comprehensive P&I cover from ITIC London thereby affording its Principals a secure relationship. We are also members of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) (where Mr. Mohammed A. Rajpar serves as Advisor, Diplomatic Missions & Embassies Liaison Sub-Committee), Pakistan German Business Forum (PGBF) (of which Mr. Mohammed A. Rajpar is a Director since March, 2014), Pakistan Belgium Business Forum (PBBF) (of which Mohammed A. Rajpar served as President for the terms 2001-2004, 2007-2010 and 2014-2017 also he served as Vice President for the terms 2005-2006 and 2011-2013) and Pakistan Belgium Luxembourg Business (PBLBF) (of which Mr. Mohammed A. Rajpar is an Advisor since March, 2018).
In sum, General Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd and its Directors / staff enjoy an excellent reputation in local and international shipping and trade circles. In keeping with our innovative spirit, we obtained ISO 9001:1994 certification in March 1999 which was upgraded to ISO 9001:2000 in October 2001 and again upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 in September, 2018. We were the first Pakistani shipping agency to do this which attests to our commitment to quality of service.