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Ports & Cargo Begins Faster Container Examination

Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited has scored another first amongst sea terminal operators in Nigeria with the newly-introduced faster turnaround time for container examination.

Containers booked for examination at the Terminal C, Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, effective Monday, June 25, 2012, between 8.00am and 12.00noon will be dropped same day before 4:00pm. for examination, while bookings made after 12.00noon will be dropped at night same day for examination the next day.

According to the Mr. John Jenkins, Ports & Cargo Managing Director, the new innovation is in pursuance of the company’s vision of achieving excellence in all areas of operations and in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria’s vision of 48 hours goods clearance.

“This new operational milestone has been made possible as a result of resuscitation of some of hitherto faulty machines and acquisition of new ones like new container handlers, terminal operating system and forklifts to compliment the arrays of other machines in existence.

“It would be recalled that the company recently placed an order for ten Rubber Tyred Gantries (RTGs) are the first set is expected to be delivered before the end of the third quarter of this year (2012). This will further boost the rate of cargo deliveries.

“In view of the huge investment being injected into this terminal to ensure efficient and effective operations within the terminal and to further make transacting business in our terminal stress-free, we appeal to all stakeholders to ensure that they tidy up their ends too, so that transacting business in seaports will tend towards best practices in the world.”