Ports and Cargo Boosts Scanning Operations At Tin Can Port
In what seems like a direct solution to the congestion at the Tin Can Island Port, indigenous terminal operator; Ports & Cargo Handling Services Ltd, a member of Sifax Group, has deployed one of its 10 brand new RTG’s to the Tin Can Island Port scanning area operated by Cotecna Destination Inspection Limited in other to further improve scanning of containers.
In a by Port and Cargo’s head of marketing and corporate affairs department, Mr. Oliver Omajuwa, the concessionaires’ effort will further ensure that 400 TEUs of containers are positioned for scanning, asides the 250 TEUs being handled daily at the physical examination bay.
The terminal operator also announced that it has increased its operational working hours per day to 2200hrs in order to ensure that good services are delivered to port users.
Omajuwa described the gesture as a remarkable improvement from the 150 TEUs that was being positioned daily for scanning before the new achievement.
“With the stationing of this RTG at the scanning area, it means that P&CHS can receive up to 400 TEUs in a day and position same, ready to go for scanning first thing the following morning”
“Instead of customers lining up their trucks in preparation for the scanning process, P&CHS now provides the trucks at no extra cost to the customers, thereby reducing to its barest minimum both vehicular and human traffic in the scanning area of the terminal”
Omajuwa pointed out that the great effort on the part of the company has led to unprecedented productivity by avoiding congestion in the terminal.
According to him, it has further saved customers huge sums on transportation costs as their trucks no longer have to wait to go through scanning. It has also saved the customers on excess demurrage charges. This is all as a result of the new fast and effective operational strategy.
“This level of achievement will be improved upon as P&CHS is unequivocally committed to delight all its customers and prospective customers alike, thereby taking it to the best industry practice in sea terminal operations in the world” he said.