PUNE: Exim Integrated Club, Pune is an initiative by Mr. Anand V. Paranjape of Exim Management Services founded in 2016 to bring together all Industry Players namely - NVOCC’s, Shipping Lines, LCL Consolidators, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Transporters, ICD/CFS Operators and other ancillary players on a single platform to collectively take up common problems affecting all players in their day to day activities & promote good trade practices.
On 20th January 2018, Exim Integrated Club, Pune conducted its 2nd Get Together at Hotel President that was attended by more than 100 individuals from trade consisting of CHA’s, Freight Forwarders, LCL Consolidators, ICD’s, Shipping Lines, NVOCC’s & Transporters.
Mr. Vinod Sharma– President, Pune Custom House Agents Association (PUCHAA), gave an insight about present scenario of freight forwarding industry in Pune.
He emphasized on utilizing present ICD set ups in Pune and harped on the need of stakeholders coming together in order to improve good trade practices in Pune. He also informed that PUCHAA had extended registration to all members of the trade — NVOCC’s, Freight Forwarders, Shipping Lines, Transporters etc., instead of only Licensed Customs Brokers—A first time in India.
Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Chief Guest, gave insight about what is happening in Export-Import Industry Globally, shared current trends & updates on international platform like formation of FILA — Federation Of Indian Logistics Associations, Port Community System (PCS 2.0), & UNCTAD’s TFA (Trade Facilitation Agreement). He also stressed the need of such a platform to resolve local issues and highlight them to the respective parent associations so as to get them represented at the National level. He further stressed that such a platform should be extended to all Port/ICD Cities to encourage a collective collaboration on resolving local issues, assisting, guiding, supporting & generate good camaraderie between all stakeholders.
Exim Integrated Club felicitated Mr. S. Y. Ranade of S Y Ranade, for his contribution to Export-Import trade for over two decade & celebrated his achievements.
The members approved the registration of Exim Integrated Club. Special Awards were also distributed to those who have been very active in various activities of the group. The event was co-sponsored by Pota Global Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.