Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited, operator of Tin Can Island Port Terminal C, has been honoured with the award of The Most Outstanding Indigenous Terminal Operator in Nigeria for the year 2018.
Ports and Cargo was among a select list of maritime personalities and institutions paraded on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers which came up on January 24, 2018 at the Golden Gate Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Ports and Cargo has over the past twelve years attracted renowned shipping lines such as MSC and Maersk delivering for them top notch vessels and cargo handling operations to the satisfaction and admiration of all port users and government regulatory agencies such as the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC).
With steady and regular ship calls, a galaxy of modern cargo handling plants including RTG cranes, forklifts, port tractors, and a very dedicated workforce which includes professionals and technocrats from Nigeria and overseas, Ports and Cargo terminal has surpassed all expectation as a success story of the Nigerian entrepreneurship.
The terminal boasts four berths of seven hundred and ninety five metres, and a draught of thirteen metre. The handling capacity for containers is fourteen thousand TEUs and a large warehouse of seven hundred and twenty metres is readily available for import and export cargo.
A member of SIFAX Group, Ports and Cargo was described as a well structured, profit making, successful example of the local content policy drive of the Federal Government of Nigeria.