The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Pius Ukeyima Akutah has thumbs up one of the subsidiaries in Sifax Group, Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS).

Akutah who was appointed last year by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the helmsman of NSC after the removal of Emmanuel Jime expressed satisfaction over the impact PCHS has had on the nation’s maritime sector.

PCHS in a statement made available to Maritime Bits quoted the NSC helmsman saying this during his maiden courtesy visit on the management of the terminal in Lagos recently.

Akutah was quoted saying that PCHS 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.

His words: “We are very pleased with the operations of the terminal over the years. You have positioned yourself as a terminal to reckon with. Your investment 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.”

Managing Director of PCHS, John Jenkins in his response 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 the Executive Director, Administration, Captain Ibraheem Olugbade; Executive Director, Operations, Tobi Afolabi; AGM Transfer, PCHS, Sogo Faola; and the Head, Sifax Stevedoring, Patience Nwaogwugwu.


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