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SIFAX Logistics expands haulage capacity, acquires 25 new trucks

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Segun Oladipupo     |     

SIFAX Logistics Company Limited, one of SIFAX Group’s subsidiaries
whose business offerings include haulage, clearing and forwarding,
groupage and shipping, is set to increase its operational capacity
through the injection of 25 new trucks to boost its operations, the
management has said.

Philips Ojo, Corporate Communications, SIFAX made this known in a
press release on Monday in Lagos.

The release stated that Adewale Adetayo, General Manager, Haulage of
SIFAX said there was a need to make the investment in order to improve
capacity to meet the expectations of clients that are growing by the
day.

He said: “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 also said the company is also working on having its own truck
transit park which would help facilitate the e-call up system being
championed by the Nigerian Ports Authority. “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 the Apapa
and 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.

Commenting on the company’s performance in 2020, Linden said the
impressive returns recorded by the company despite the 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.

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