L-R: The Logistics Manager, Mota-Engil Nigeria Limited, Mr. Nuno Colaco; another staff of the firm; and the Managing Director, Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS), Mr. John Jenkins at the Kano-Maradi rail project equipment being handled by PCHS in Lagos…recently.

One of the a subsidiaries of Sifax Group and operator of Terminal C, Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS) has recorded another milestone with the successful handling of equipment for the $200 million Kano-Maradi rail project.

The project which links Nigeria’s foremost commercial city in the North, Kano to Maradi in Niger Republic is being handled by Mota-Engil Nigeria Limited.

The multi-million dollars heavy-duty equipment handled by the company arrived via MV-TINA vessel at the terminal last week and included wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, crawler excavators, truck-mounted concrete pumps, concrete mixer trucks, telehandlers, motor graders, vibratory soil compactors, and many more.

Speaking during the unveiling of the equipment at the terminal, the Managing Director of PCHS, Mr. John Jenkins thanked the construction firm for trusting the company to handle their equipment noting that handling such volume is an indication of the trust which clients have in the terminal operator’s excellent service delivery.   

“I would like to thank Mota-Engil for trusting and working with us. Our handling of this volume of cargo is an indication of our capacity to deliver excellent service. We have a rich blend and mix of human capital and equipment at our company and this has helped us to meet and surpass the expectations of our clients. The terminal has capacity to also store various cargoes conveniently too. We put in our best to make sure that best value is delivered always. We are proud that the equipment that will be used for the rail construction is handled by us”, he said. 

The Group Head, Corporate Communications of the conglomerate, Mr. Muyiwa Akande in a statement made available to Maritime Bits quotedJenkins explaining that PCHS has well-established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with global best practices which make service delivery at the terminal seamless.

According to the statement Jenkins said: “We do not have documentation issues here at PCHS. We have established SOPs to make operations here very seamless. As far as PCHS is concerned, we give sufficient resources in handling big and large volumes.”

In his reaction, the Logistics Manager, Mota-Engil Nigeria Limited, Mr. Nuno Colaco stated that exceptional service delivery, open communication and available manpower at the terminal signpost a serious terminal operator while noting that the handling of the equipment by PCHS was done in a timely and professional manner.


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