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Ports & Cargo investment critical to port development – NSC

Ports & Cargo investment critical to port development – NSC

Pius Akutah, executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has expressed satisfaction over the impact of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHSL) investment in the development of port infrastructure in the nation’s maritime sector.

Speaking during his maiden courtesy visit on the management of the terminal, the Shippers Council boss said that Ports & Cargo has maintained its status as the foremost indigenous terminal operator in the country and has made everybody proud with the way it has run its operations.

“We are very pleased with the operations of the terminal over the years. You have positioned yourself as a terminal to reckon with. Your investments in the maritime sector have continued to shape the growth of the blue economy and you have proven that you have the necessary expertise to run this terminal very well,” he said.

He solicited the support of the terminal in delivering President Bola Tinubu’s mandate for the growth of the sector.

“We will roll out measures that will support your continued growth. The Council will firmly collaborate with all operators this year to maximise success and entrench more automation of the sector too,” he added.

In his response, John Jenkins, managing director of PCHS, thanked the NSC boss and said that the terminal is open and willing to collaborate with the council to achieve the vision of the president.