Ports and Cargo Commissions Ultra-Modern Facilities

Sandra Ukele

The Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited commissions its ultramodern equipment in the Tin-Can Island Ports Terminal.

The equipment consists shore cranes, terminal tractors, trucks, reach stackers among others.

Speaking to stakeholders at the event the Group Managing Director Sifax Group a subsidiary of Ports and Cargo Mr. Adekunke Oyinloye says:

“We will not only get a renewal of our license we will continue to be the number 1 indigenous terminal operator.

“What you see today is just a token of what we do on the part of investing.

“We've got 5 new cranes, we have about 7 reach stackers, 10 terminal trucks some of them are on the way some are being cleared now. Those pick-ups you are seeing, I think we bought about 13 in a day and they are for operational work.

“Quite a number of liners are willing to call at our berths.

“We are only hoping and praying that very soon the obstruction caused by the road will be minimized so that efficiency can actually come to play.

“So we are pleading with the Federal Government of Nigeria that whatever way we can work together to make sure that the access road into the ports is improved as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, referring to port efficiency and the ease of doing business the Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority Madam Hadiza Bala Usman says,
“The NPA has always supported and encouraged this kind of laudable investment in the ports.”

Hadiza Bala Usman who is represented by Hajia Aisha Ibrahim iterates that:

“ For any port efficiency, you need not only a good number of plant and equipment but also productive ones, qualitative ones.

“Efficiency is about the kind of equipment you have in the terminal.

“With what we have seen today we expect so much for the years ahead for Ports and Cargo,” Hajia Ibrahim stressed.

She congratulates and celebrates Ports and Cargo on “the laudable investment.”

Pix 1: Commissioning of the pick-up trucks.

Pix 2: Some of the cranes.

Pix 3:  The GMD SIFAX Group Mr. Adekunle Oyinloye handing over a gift to  Sales Manager,  Liebherr- MCCtec, Mr. Norman Herzberg.


  1. Good commissioning at a timely point. But it would all be useless if the roads are not fixed.


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