Central Florida Thanks Caribbean Shipping Co., Laparkan

ORLANDO – Central Florida’s Caribbean American community turned out on Saturday to celebrate the opening of Laparkan’s new office and warehouse here and community leaders thanked the company for its continued support of activities which have assisted in improving the quality of life in the Diaspora and in the Caribbean region.

The new office and warehouse, located at 1934 Silver Star Road in Orlando is part of Laparkan’s ongoing program designed to improve its operational efficiencies and to provide its customers with enhanced facilities when conducting business with the company.

Samuel Roberts, speaking on behalf of the heads of Caribbean organizations of Central Florida, the umbrella for some 20 associations, praised Laparkan for its commitment to the social and economic development of Caribbean American communities across the United States and back home in the Caribbean region.

“There is hardly an occasion when any Caribbean Association approaches Laparkan for help and that help isn’t given. We are really thankful to Laparkan for giving back to the communities you serve and you can continue to count on our support as customers of Laparkan,” Roberts said.

President of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Carol Singh pointed to the importance of efficient logistics services to the success of business enterprises and thanked Laparkan for being among the first companies to locate a branch of its operations in Central Florida over a decade ago.

President of the Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida (GACACF) George Lyking said the expansion of Laparkan’s facilities in Central Florida was evidence of the company’s commitment to providing quality service to its customers. “I want to congratulate Laparkan for its vision and let you know that we will continue to use Laparkan because we trust Laparkan and you are a partner with our community,” Lyking said.

Claudette Legowik, director of Cavaliers Hope Ministries, Inc. thanked Laparkan and its Orlando management team for all the assistance they have received over the years” in taking relief and joy to underprivileged children in Jamaica. You have been so good to these children in Jamaica many of whom have overcome poverty and gone on to be productive adults in the society. I am also thankful for your pledge of continued support as we expand our program in Jamaica,” she said.

Lt. John Holysz, speaking on behalf of the Orlando Police Department congratulated Laparkan for its contribution to social programs in the community which helped to keep young people positively engaged and for providing services which are important to keeping families connected.

Guyana’s Honorary Consul, Ramzan Roshanalli congratulated Paul and Anita Singh of PS Freight Systems, operators of the Laparkan brand in Central Florida, for their hard work and dedication over the years. He also praised Laparkan chairman and chief executive officer, Glen Khan for the vision that continues to pilot Laparkan to even greater achievements. He informed the audience of the recent announcement that Mr. Khan has been named to receive one of Guyana’s top national awards, the Golden Arrow of Achievement.

In officially declaring open the new facility Mr. Khan said this was part of an ongoing program to modernize the company pointing also to the recent acquisition of a new 160,000 square foot warehouse and office complex in Miami, Florida which the company will occupy later this year.

He thanked the community for its ongoing support and assured that despite growing competition in the freight forwarding business Laparkan will continue to increase its share of the market through quality service and competitive pricing.

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