U-Freight Phils, U-Ocean joint venture to ship election supplies globally

At the signing of the delivery service contract between the Commission and Elections and the U-Group, from left to right: Ramil Vasquez, Comelec Packing and Shipping Committee in charge of Sta Rosa City Warehouse; Emmanuel Adad, Jr., U-Group Project Manager; Rosalyn Rosales, U-Freight Phils, Inc and U-Ocean, Inc President; Director Julio Thaddeus Hernan, Comelec Head of the Packing and Shipping Committee; Frances Zaida Lim, U-Group Assistant Project Manager; Emerito Tuscano, Comelec Supervising Administrative Officer Contract Management Division, PMD; and Dale Jose Rago, Comelec Packing and Shipping Committee in charge of Non-Accountable Forms and Supplies Warehouse.

U-Freight Phils., Inc. and U-Ocean, Inc. bagged the contract to deliver Commission on Elections equipment and paraphernalia to and from foreign service posts for the 2022 national and local elections.

Rosalyn Rosales, president of U-Freight Phils and U-Ocean, signed the service contract on November 18, 2021. The notice to proceed was issued on November 25, 2021.

The U-Group considers bagging the contract a historic event since this is the first time it ever participated in a government bidding. Participation in an electoral exercise has given the U-Group the opportunity to be part of and support the transition to a new administration, the Group said in a statement.

“U-Group’s commitment to its corporate values and social responsibility brings forth our desire to be part and parcel of this evolving process of establishing good governance and people’s participation,” said Rosales.

The U-Group will harness its stable global organizational strength and capability to ensure prompt delivery of election-related equipment and peripherals.

U-Freight Phils. has been a pillar of the international freight forwarding industry for more than 44 years. It has been the trusted and preferred forwarder of several industries, including semiconductors, aviation, tobacco, manufacturing, agriculture and medical/pharmaceutical. Its highly trained workforce is accustomed to handling time-sensitive and high-value shipments and meeting high expectations of clients.

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