One of the subsidiaries of Sifax Group, Sifax Shipping Company Limited has sealed a partnership deal with ECU Worldwide, the world’s number one Less-than-Container Load (LCL) player, to boost export activities from Nigeria.

LCL is one of two main types of containerized transportation services. The other is Full-Container Load (FCL). LCL is optimal when you don’t fill up an entire container. LCL allows the transportation of small cargo volumes without paying for the whole container.

The conglomerate in a statement made available to Maritime Bits said the partnership will help business owners and exporters whose consignments are less than container load to access the international market.

According to the Managing Director of Sifax Logistics Company Limited, Mr. Paul Linden, this service was offered in response to inquiries from various customers who are desirous of exporting their products but do not have the required huge volume.

His words: “We know that many SMEs and business owners are desirous of accessing the international market, but are hampered by their lack of large volume. This service is designed particularly to address this concern. It will boost Nigeria’s export and be a game changer for our small and medium-scale businesses. We have put all facilities in place to ensure the business runs smoothly in partnership with ECU Worldwide.”

The statement quoted the Assistant General Manager (AGM), Sifax Shipping, Mr. Adekunle Owobamirin saying that all arrangements have been perfected to make the service a success.

“Our partners from ECU have inspected our warehouse and we have already assigned dedicated staff who would work on this service. ECU Worldwide and SIFAX Shipping is the first consolidator partnership to offer dedicated LCL export services from Nigeria to the world. Our partners have established 2,400 direct trade lines with a presence in over 180 countries. This will allow all our customers to export their goods anywhere in the world”, he added.


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