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Ports & Cargo Handles $200m Equipment For Kano-Maradi Rail Project


Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS), a subsidiary of SIFAX Group and operator of Terminal C at the Tin-Can Island Port, has successfully handled the equipment for the construction of the $200 million Kano-Maradi Rail Line project being handled by Mota-Engil Nigeria Limited.

The multi-million dollar heavy-duty equipment arrived via MV-TINA vessel at the terminal last week and they include wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, crawler excavators, truck-mounted concrete pumps, concrete mixer trucks, telehandlers, motor graders, vibratory soil compactors, among others.

Speaking during the unveiling of the equipment at the terminal, John Jenkins, managing director of PCHS, thanked the construction firm for trusting the company to handle their equipment adding that handling such volume is an indication of the trust which clients have in the terminal operator’s excellent service delivery.

“I would like to thank Mota-Engil for trusting and working with us. Our handling of this volume of cargo is an indication of our capacity to deliver excellent service. We have a rich blend and mix of human capital and equipment at our company and this has helped us to meet and surpass the expectations of our clients.

“The terminal has the capacity to also store various cargoes conveniently too. We put in our best to make sure that the best value is delivered always. We are proud that the equipment that will be used for the rail construction is handled by us,” he said.

Jenkins further explained that PCHS has well-established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with global best practices which makes service delivery at the terminal seamless.

“We don’t have documentation issues here at PCHS, we have established SOPs to make operations here very seamless. As far as PCHS is concerned we give sufficient resources in handling big and large volumes,” he said.

Nuno Colaço, logistics manager of Mota-Engil Nigeria Limited, the exceptional service delivery, open communication and available manpower at the terminal signpost a serious terminal operator.

He said that the handling of the equipment by PCHS was done in a timely and professional manner.

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