About Us

About SIFAX Group

SIFAX Group is a group of companies with investment in Maritime, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Haulage & Logistics, Financial Services and Hospitality. The company has built a reputation of excellent service delivery anchored on the foundation of competent workforce, world-class services, consumer-centric philosophy, tailor-made business solutions and modern equipment deployment.

Our consumer-centric philosophy compels us to put the customers and their best interest at the centre of our operations. We constantly review our processes and innovate in order to meet the dynamic and unique need of each customer.

From port terminal operations to freight handling, haulage and logistics, warehousing, related logistics intermediary services, and other non- logistics services like hospitality and oil & gas, SIFAX Group has developed the capacity to satisfy different categories of customers. Every time we handle any business for our customers, DELIVERING BEST VALUE is our ultimate goal.

Our History

The company, which began operations as SIFAX Nigeria Limited in 1988, started as a freight forwarding agency in Lagos, Nigeria. Services rendered at its inception included freight forwarding, haulage and warehousing operations, as well as adjunct import and export support services.

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SIFAX Nigeria Limited in 1988, started as a Freight forwarding agency in Lagos, Nigeria

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The company, which began operations as SIFAX Nigeria Limited in 1988, started as a freight forwarding agency in Lagos, Nigeria. Services rendered at its inception included freight forwarding, haulage and warehousing operations, as well as adjunct import and export support services.

Jan 1, 1988

SIFAX Group commenced operations in Ghana

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SIFAX Group commenced operations in Ghana on 21st June 2001

Jun 21, 2001

SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited was established

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In 2004, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited was established to efficiently operate off-dock facilities and services of the Group.

Jan 1, 2004

Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, won the competitive bid to manage the Terminal C

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In 2006, The Group, through one of its subsidiaries, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, won the competitive bid to manage the Terminal C, Tin Can Island Ports, Lagos under the Federal Government’s port concessioning programme.

Jan 1, 2006

Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation was established.

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In 2008, the Philanthropy arm of SIFAX Group – Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation was established.

Jan 1, 2008

SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Company Limited was established

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To strengthen its supply chain business, SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Company Limited was established in 2008. As a leading haulage business with over 100 trucks, the company today services various clients around the country.  

Jan 1, 2008

SIFAX Group also acquired the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL)

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In December 2009, SIFAX Group also acquired the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), an aviation ground and passenger handling company.

Sep 1, 2009

SIFAX Oil & Gas Company Limited was incorporated and commenced business

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SIFAX Oil & Gas Company Limited was incorporated in 2010 and commenced business same year. It participated in the government regulated international trading of petroleum products in 2010 and 2011. The company has also acquired a licence to build a 120,000 bpd capacity Greenfield refinery in...

Jan 1, 2010

SIFAX Logistics & Marine Services Limited was incorporated

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SIFAX Logistics & Marine Services Limited was incorporated in 2013 to provide logistics and marine services for Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region.

Jan 1, 2013

SIFAX Group hospitality arm – Mac Folly Limited was launched

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SIFAX Group hospitality arm – Mac Folly Limited was launched, with the ground breaking of its marquee hotel – Marriot Hotel

Jan 1, 2014

TAAM Conference was launched.

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The Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference (TAAM Conference) was launched.

Jan 1, 2015

SAHCO Plc officially listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

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SAHCO Plc officially listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Apr 5, 2018

SIFAX Group signed MoU to build and operate multi-million dollars port in Gambia

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SIFAX Group signed MoU to build and operate multi-million dollars port in Gambia

Aug 8, 2018

SIFAX Financial Services & Sky Capital and Financial Allied International Limited was launched

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SIFAX Financial Services & Sky Capital and Financial Allied International Limited was launched in 2019 the subsidiary oversees the operations of the banks which SIFAX Group acquired in The Gambia and Sierra Leone.

Jan 1, 2019

SIFAX Group led consortium – Ocean & Cargo Terminal Services Limited

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SIFAX Group led consortium – Ocean & Cargo Terminal Services Limited won the concession for Terminal B, Warri Old Port, Delta State.

Mar 8, 2019

The Group launched “Quantum Leap”.

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The Group launched its 5-year strategic growth plan with the code name “Quantum Leap”.

Sep 20, 2019

The company partnered with Mid Maritime Company.

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The company expanded its Off Dock operations after a strategic partnership agreement with Mid Maritime Company.

Oct 23, 2019

PCHS acquired over $20 million equipment, including 5 shore cranes.

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PCHS acquired over $20 million equipment, including 5 shore cranes.

Nov 23, 2019

Our Vision

To become Africa’s global conglomerate that creates significant value for all economies.

Our Mission

To build a sustainable, customer-centric business that optimizes stakeholder value.

Our Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Care
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

Awards

Our landmark achievements are ground breaking, showing our organization and its subsidiary companies as industry leaders with knack for excellence and customer satisfaction. The array of awards garnered over the years speaks volumes of the impact we have made to our customers, industries where we operate and the society at large.