SIFAX Logistics Company Ltd., one of SIFAX Group’s subsidiaries, says it has acquired 25 new trucks to boost its operations.
The company’s General Manager, Haulage, Mr Adewale Adetayo, said today in Lagos.
Adetayo said that the subsidiary, whose business offerings include haulage, clearing and forwarding as well as groupage and shipping, needed to make the investment in order to improve its capacity to meet clients’ growing expectations.
He said: “Last year, we added 25 trucks to bring the total number in our fleet to 100. Despite this, we still cannot meet the increasing demands of our customers.
“The new trucks will help the company cope with the ever-rising orders from customers.
“The plan is to take delivery of the new trucks before the end of the first half of the year and bring the size of our fleet to 125.”
Adetayo said that the company was also working on having its own truck transit park which would help facilitate the e-call up system being championed by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
“We will soon be converting our empty container depot at Ijora to a truck transit park which will help the movement of our trucks in and out of Apapa and Tin Can Island ports,” he said.
On the company’s 2021 plan, Mr Paul Linden, Managing Director, SIFAX Logistics Company Ltd., said that strategies had been developed to improve service offering, increase revenue and achieve better customer service experience.
He listed the strategies to include: aggressive marketing to both local and international customers as well as improving customer service offering.
On the company’s performance in 2020, Linden said that the impressive returns, recorded by the company despite the COVID-19 lockdown and its attendant negative impact on businesses, was due to the ingenuity of its workforce.
He added that the creativity deployed by the management to cope with the pandemic also made impact on the successes recorded during the period.