Port and Cargo Handling Services; a subsidiary of Sifax Group recently recorded a rare feat in the annals of terminal operations in Nigeria.
A statement on the achievement which was sent to Shipping Position Weekly and signed by the group’s head of marketing and corporate affairs, Mr Oliver Omajuwa, the terminal operators team of operations staff on the weekend of November 14, 2009 and working on Maersk line vessel (Maersk Naha) achieved an average of 27.4 moves / hour gross productivity in 33hrs 50mins, accident free.
According to Omajuwa, “this achievement is unprecedented in any sea port in the west coast of Africa considering the type of vessels on the trade and the type of ship to shore cranes used. The vessel was laden with 337 units of containers and was discharged and she loaded 590 units of containers. The vessel berthed on 14th November, 2009 and sailed on 16th November, 2009”.
“This goes a long way to show our plan and resolve to continually improve terminal operations in the west coast of Africa by deploying state of the arts equipment and engaging well motivated, highly trained and skilled professionals in our operations to ensure achievement of excellence in a unique way in all areas of our operations”, he added.
The Sifax group’s spokesman seized the opportunity of the feat to also reiterate the company’s commitment to the success of the federal government‘s aims and objectives of the ports concession programme which is currently in its fourth year of implementation.