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SIFAX Shipping seals deal with ECU Worldwide to boost export

SIFAX Shipping seals deal with ECU Worldwide to boost export

SIFAX Shipping Company Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, has sealed a business deal with ECU Worldwide, one of the world’s leading players in Less-than-Container Load (LCL) goods, to boost export trade from Nigeria.

Less-than-Container Load is one of two main types of containerised transportation services in addition to Full-Container Load (FCL). LCL allows the transportation of small cargo volumes, particularly when a shipper can’t fill up an entire container.

The partnership will help business owners and exporters whose consignments are less than container load to access the international market.

Paul Linden, managing director of SIFAX Logistics Company Limited, said the service was offered in response to customers’ demand who are desirous of exporting their products but do not have huge volume.

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“We know that many SMEs and business owners are desirous of accessing the international market, but are hampered by lack of large volume. This service is designed particularly to address this concern.

“It will boost Nigeria’s exports and be a game changer for our small and medium-scale businesses. We have put all facilities in place to ensure the business runs smoothly in partnership with ECU Worldwide,” he said.

Adekunle Owobamirin, assistant general manager of SIFAX Shipping, said all arrangements have been perfected to make the service a success.

“Our partners from ECU have inspected our warehouse and we have already assigned dedicated staff to work on this service. ECU Worldwide and SIFAX Shipping is the first consolidator partnership to offer dedicated LCL export services from Nigeria to the world.

“Our partners have established 2,400 direct trade lines with a presence in over 180 countries. This will allow all our customers to export their goods anywhere in the world,” Owobamirin said.