SIFAX NIGERIA LIMITED
Sifax Nigeria Limited was founded in 1988 as a frontline maritime company in Nigeria reputed for customer satisfaction, professionalism and integrity. The company has been known over the years for its commitment to excellence and operational efficiency.
It commenced business from the port town of Apapa with prolific freight forwarding, haulage and warehousing operations, as well as adjunct import and export support services. Today, the company has grown into an influential international shipping company with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri, Calabar in Nigeria; Tema in Ghana, Houston in Texas, United States, as well as in Rotterdam and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Its global spread is further enhanced with other offices in Antwerp, Belgium and Hamburg in Germany. Other offices are in Spain, Sao Paulo in Brazil, Seoul in South Korea, Singapore and other parts of Asia.
Our strategies and initiatives introduced by Sifax Nigeria have reduced the cost of supply of services and transformed operations to a responsive global network of quality services at reduced cost, while maintaining high standards. We have taken advantage of the multimodal transport network that we developed to offer our valued clientele one-stop shop services characterized by cost effectiveness.
When Government in Nigeria formulated a policy to commence the regulation of the docklabour department of the shipping sector, Sifax Nigeria Limited was among the organizations licensed to provide stevedoring services in the ports. The very high cargo throughput to and from ports in Nigeria made stevedoring very important and challenging and records show that we have remained a head ahead of our competitors in the industry.
We have reputation for dockworkers safety and welfare, as well as cargo security and speedy handling. We have always discharged ship loads of rice and other bulk cargo intact, without recording losses. The stevedoring department offers flexible work schedules and patterns to suit all commercial needs of our growing clientele.
Our well trained and highly skilled workforce is supported by a comprehensive pool of modern handling equipment to maintain our hallmarks of efficiency and reliable services. The management of our Stevedoring Arm is made up of multinational and multilingual team, who are specially trained on dock operations and supervision.
Their rare ability and flexibility to problem solving have earned us unequalled reputation for responsive services.
The Department is well equipped with heavy lift capacity cranes of different sizes, various fork lifts, tractors, yard hustlers and other specialized equipment that handle weighty, delicate and sensitive, as well as other specialized cargo to maintain their good order.
We have a standardized and computerized system that has streamlined our internal traffic and operations; the system provides up to the minute status on container movements and this has helped improve speed of cargo handling, while enhancing safety, security and orderly operations.
The addition of ships container software programme enables us to increase the efficiency of our operations by allowing stowage planning of container vessels in advance before the arrival of the vessel at the quay.
The stevedoring Arm is situated at the heart of the port, close to our operational base, from where we control the loading and discharge of a wide range of cargoes.
At Sifax Nigeria, we have a well packaged security system for internal and external deployment in the shipping industry and other sectors. With our culture of training and retraining, we have achieved a functional security outfit that can measure up to challenges of present times.
The personnel and operatives are equipped with modern gadgets for detection and prevention of crime.