SIFAX Logistics expands haulage capacity, acquires 25 new trucks
* Supports NPA on E-call-up system
(By Udeme Clement):
Apparently, the maritime sector of the economy is poised for greater productivity this 2021, as
SIFAX Logistics Company Limited, one of SIFAX Group’s subsidiaries with business offerings in haulage, clearing/ forwarding, groupage and shipping, is set to increase its operational capacity through injection of 25 new trucks to boost its operations.
The General Manager, Haulage, Mr. Adewale Adetayo, made this known.
According to him, “There is need to make the investment, in order to improve capacity, to meet the expectations of clients that are growing by the day.”
“Last year, we added 25 trucks to bring the total number in our fleet to 100. Despite this, we still couldn’t meet the increasing demands of our customers.
“The new trucks will help the company cope with these ever-rising orders from customers. The plan is to take delivery of these new trucks before the end of the first half of the year and take the size of our fleet to 125.”
Adetayo revealed :
“The company is also working on having its own truck transit park, which would help facilitate the e-call up system being championed by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
“We will soon be converting our empty container depot at Ijora to a truck transit park, which would help the movement of our trucks in and out of Apapa, as well as Tin Can Island ports”.
On the company’s 2021 plan, Paul Linden, Managing Director, SIFAX Logistics Company Limited, said strategies have been developed to improve service offering, increase revenue and achieve better customer service experience for the year.
“These strategies include aggressive marketing to both local and international customers, as well as improvement of our customer service offering”, he said.
Commenting on the Company’s performance in 2020, Linden said, “the impressive returns recorded by the Company despite COVID-19 lockdown and its attendant negative impacts on businesses was due to the ingenuity of its workforce and the creativity deployed by the management to cope with the pandemic.”