AES appoints SIFAX Shipping as agent in Nigeria, Ghana

From left, Executive Director, Human Resources and Administration, SIFAX Group, Dr Fola Rogers-Saliu; Acting Managing Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Bulangu; Deputy Managing Director/ Chief Risk Officer, Diamond Bank Plc, Caroline Anyanwu and Sales Executive, DHL Global Forwarding, Adeyemi Olusegun, during the Diamond Bank/DHL Global Forwarding business and investment assessment tour of the Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited (P&CHS) facilities in Lagos recently.

SIFAX Shipping Company Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, has been appointed as the new agent of Auto Export Shipping (AES) in Nigeria and Ghana.

AES is a non-vessel operating common carrier, which handles shippers’ exports of vehicles including automobiles, trucks, and mobile industrial equipment via roll on/rolls off vessel services from U.S. ports to various West Africa ports.

According to Mr. Pete Bottino, President, AES, the new appointment, which takes effect from September 1, 2016, is a testament of SIFAX Shipping’s track record of excellent service and ingenious business acumen that have seen the company work for some of the biggest clients in the industry.

“AES is pleased to announce our business relationship with SIFAX Shipping Company Limited. The company will serve as our releasing agent in Nigeria and Ghana for all our RORO Shipments to Lagos and Tema, which will be operated by Hyundai Glovis, one of the leading global shipping lines. As a leading player in the maritime industry across West Africa, we are convinced in the ability of SIFAX Shipping to deliver quality service and meet all expectations,” he said.

While responding to the appointment, Mr John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group, thanked AES for the opportunity to partner with the company, adding that SIFAX Shipping would exhibit the tradition of delivering best value which all SIFAX Group subsidiaries are noted for.

“I have the implicit confidence that all the stakeholders in this new business deal – Hyundai Glovis, AES, agents and consignees — would enjoy the best of excellent service that has marked out our company as the option of first choice in all the countries that we operate,” he said.