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Shippers Council Applauds Ports & Cargo’s Investment in Port Development

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L-R: Ibraheem Olugbade, executive director of Administration at Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited; Pius Ukeyima Akutah, executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council; John Jenkins, managing director of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited and Tobi Afolabi, executive director of Operations, at Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, during the maiden courtesy visit of the Shippers Council boss to Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, operator of Terminal C, Tin Can Island Port, Apapa and subsidiary of SIFAX Groupin Lagos recently.

Pius Ukeyima Akutah, executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has expressed satisfaction over the impact of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited on the nation’s maritime sector.

Speaking during his maiden courtesy visit on the management of the terminal, the Shippers Council boss said that Ports & Cargo has maintained its status as the foremost indigenous terminal operator in the country and has made everybody proud with the way it has run its operations.

“We are very pleased with the operations of the terminal over the years. You have positioned yourself as a terminal to reckon with. Your investments in the maritime sector have continued to shape the growth of the blue economy and you have proven that you have the necessary expertise to run this terminal very well,” he said.
He solicited the support of the terminal in delivering President Bola Tinubu’s mandate towards the growth of the sector.

“We will roll out measures that will support your continued growth. The Council will firmly collaborate with all operators this year to maximise success and entrench more automation of the sector too,” he added.

In his response, John Jenkins, managing director of PCHS, thanked the NSC boss and said that the terminal is open and willing to collaborate with the council to achieve the vision of the president.

Other management team members of the terminal present during the visit include- Ibraheem Olugbade, executive director of administration; Tobi Afolabi, executive director, Operations; Sogo Faola, AGM Transfer, PCHS, and Patience Nwaogwugwu, head at SIFAX Stevedoring.

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