L-R: Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, Administration, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited; Pius Ukeyima Akutah (MON), newly-appointed Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers Council; John Jenkins, Managing Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited and Tobi Afolabi, Executive Director, Operations, 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 Group yesterday
The newly-appointed Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Pius Ukeyima Akutah (MON), has expressed satisfaction over the impact Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, the flagship company and subsidiary of SIFAX Group has had on the nation’s maritime sector.
Speaking during his maiden courtesy visit on the management of the terminal, the Shippers Council boss noted 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.
Akutah said: “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 has 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”.
“I want to solicit your support as always. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given us a mandate and his eyes are firmly on 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 maximize success and entrench more automation of the sector too.”
In his response, John Jenkins, Managing Director, PCHS, thanked the NSC boss and hinted 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- Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, Administration, Tobi Afolabi, Executive Director, Operations, Sogo Faola, AGM Transfer, PCHS and Patience Nwaogwugwu, Head, SIFAX Stevedoring.