THE management of Ports & Cargo Handling services limited, a subsidiary of Sifax Group in collaborations with Mediterranean Shipping Company Nigeria limited, recently, received ‘MARE ATLANTICUM’, the “largest container vessel to ever call Lagos Pilotage District”.
A statement issued by the company explained that the 260-metre long vessel, with a capacity of 4,038 TEUs, (Twenty foot Equivalent Units) berthed at P&CHS terminal in Lagos and was received by top management and operations staff of PCHS, led by the General Manager, Operations, Mustafa Mohammed and the Managing Director of MSC Nigeria limited (agents for MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A), Jeff Gosciniak.
According to the statement, the entire team “who were all on ground and ready for vessel operations had been waiting in anticipation since MSC announced the start of its dedicated service between Asia and West Africa, which they call the ‘Africa Express’.
The statement explained that the service was introduced in order to improve the transit time of the already existing service from the initial 44 days to 28 days.