Kano-Maradi rail project, Equipment for $200m arrive Nigeria – SIFAX


Ports & Cargo Handling Services (PCHS), a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, announced a significant achievement in successfully handling the cargo for the $200 million Kano-Maradi rail project equipment. The Managing Director of PCHS, John Jenkins, made this announcement in a statement released in Lagos.

Mr. Jenkins further mentioned that the handling of this milestone rail project was being undertaken by Mota-Engil Nigeria Ltd. This successful cargo handling showcases PCHS’s expertise in efficient and reliable handling services for large-scale infrastructure projects.

The Kano-Maradi rail project, connecting Nigeria and Niger Republic, is a crucial transportation initiative aimed at promoting regional trade and economic integration. PCHS’s involvement in handling the project’s equipment highlights the company’s commitment to supporting and facilitating the growth of vital infrastructure projects in Nigeria and the West African region.

According to John Jenkins, the multi-million dollar heavy-duty equipment for the Kano-Maradi rail project was successfully handled by PCHS. The equipment arrived at the terminal via the MV-TINA vessel last week. The cargo included various types of machinery such as wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, excavators, concrete pumps, mixer trucks, telehandlers, graders, and compactors, among others.

Jenkins expressed his gratitude to Mota-Engil for entrusting PCHS with the handling of their equipment. He emphasized that the successful handling of such a large volume of cargo demonstrates the trust clients have in PCHS’s excellent service delivery. Jenkins also highlighted the company’s capacity to store various cargoes conveniently, thanks to its blend of human capital and equipment. PCHS strives to exceed client expectations and ensure the delivery of the best value possible.

Jenkins expressed pride in the fact that PCHS was responsible for handling the equipment that will be used for the rail construction. He emphasized that the company has well-established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with global best practices, which ensures seamless service delivery at the terminal. PCHS is dedicated to providing efficient documentation processes and allocates sufficient resources to handle large volumes of cargo.

Nuno Colaco, the Logistics Manager of Mota-Engil Nigeria Ltd., commended PCHS for their exceptional service delivery, open communication, and available manpower. He stated that the handling of the equipment by PCHS was carried out in a timely and professional manner, indicating that PCHS is a serious and reliable terminal operator.

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