Sifax Group has said that there was only minimal disruption at its terminal in Tin Can Island Port Complex, Apapa, Lagos after a fire incident.

This is coming on the heels of a recent fire incident at the terminal owned by one of its subsidiaries, Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS).

The conglomerate had in a statement made available to Maritime Bits   said a there was a fire incident at its facility located at the Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

According to the statement which was signed by its Group Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Muyiwa Akande the inferno which happened at our IT office, affected key IT equipment. However, we are glad to report that this unfortunate incident has not resulted in any data loss due to the excellent back-up plan the company has put in place to safeguard its data.

Continuing, it said: “While minimal disruption to our services is expected, we are currently working with all relevant agencies, especially the Nigerian Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command, to restore normal port operations latest 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”.  

The conglomerate expressed gratitude to those who showed concern and solidarity to what happened at its terminal.“We want to thank all stakeholders who have expressed their concerns and solidarity over the incident. We are deeply grateful. Appreciation also goes to the Customs Area Controller, Tin Can Island Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr. Dera Nnadi and his team for their swift response after the incident”, it added.


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