The SIFAX Group has assured the Liberian Government of readiness to explore opportunities in its maritime and logistics sector.
The Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Muyiwa Akande, stated this on Wednesday.
The National Ports Authority of Liberia led by its Managing Director, Bill Twehwaya, had visited the Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, and SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, Ijora Causeway, Lagos.
The Executive Director, Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited, Ibraheem Olugbade, noted that SIFAX Group was ready to share its experience in the management of port facilities.
“In realisation of our Pan-African dream, we are seeking to expand our operations into various African countries. As a group, we have a rich pedigree in port terminal management and logistics. Since the take-over of the Terminal C of Tin Can Island Port in 2006, we have invested heavily in the acquisition of equipment and skilled human capital,” he stated.
Olugbade said the company’s investments had paid off, resulting in a great improvement in service delivery.
“We recently acquired over 10 acres of land on which SIFAX ICT is sited at Ijora. Our plan is to make sure vessels berth at the Ijora terminal. This speaks a great deal about our commitment to improve the country’s maritime industry.”
Twehway expressed satisfaction with the quality of equipment and facilities at the two terminals.
“We are happy with what we have seen here today. We want to grow our ports in Liberia and we have no doubt that SIFAX Group is capable, based on the equipment and facilities in the terminal, as well as their record of performance.
“We will invite the SIFAX Group management to Liberia to have a first-hand assessment of our terminal, so they can see areas where we can improve and where investments will be made,” he added.
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