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Fire Incident: Ports & Cargo Records ‘Minimal Disruption’


The management of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited said it’s doing everything possible to ensure normal business activities resume on Monday after the fire incident that occurred at the facility at the Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

According to the terminal operators, which doubles as a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, there was a fire incident at our facility located at the Tin-Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, which happened at our IT office, and affected key IT equipment.

Olumuyiwa Akande, Group Head of Corporate Communications at SIFAX Group, said the inferno did not result in any data loss due to the excellent backup plan the company has put in place to safeguard its data.

“While minimal disruption to our services is expected, we are currently working with all relevant agencies, especially the Nigeria Customs Service, Tin-Can Island Command, to restore normal port operations by Monday, February 26, 2024.

“We are using this opportunity to assure all our stakeholders, including clearing agents, consignees and other port users that we have activated our approved business continuity plan to keep our operations running while we work assiduously to meet the scheduled date of resuming normal port operations,” Akande said.

He thanked all stakeholders who have expressed their concerns and solidarity over the incident even as he extended appreciation to Dera Nnadi, Customs Area Controller, Tin Can-Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, and his team for their swift response after the incident.

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