By Segun Adebayo
One of the foremost and emerging logistics companies in Nigeria today, SR IPD container and logistics company limited has reiterated its strong commitment to safety and professionalism in the industry as it marks first year in cargo, haulages and logistics .
The company is set to celebrate its 1st anniversary by redefining its commitment in service delivery made this known to the newsmen in Lagos yesterday by The Chairman and Managing Director of the company, Mr. Segun Idowu.
The SR IPD Container and Logistics Company Limited boss disclosed that the company which started operation on october 14, 2019 are into marine logistic business, taking goods from one point destination to others across Lagos, Nigeria and the world.
Idowu added that their challenges have been on professionalism of SR IPD staff to train , retrain and untrain to be safety cautious, health hazards as serious safe measures put in place within a short span of establishment in the industry. “No record of casualties, loss of life and accident”, says Idowu.
The Managing Director, stated further, “the operation is seamless for the last one year. Yet, there are ups and downs normal with business and not beyond we can handle”.
On the infrastructural development Mr. Idowu commended the effort of the present government for realizing and taking roads infrastructural as priority along the sea ports in Nigeria, especially Lagos port road, from Mile 2 to Liverpool jetty onward Apapa port while the NIgerian Port Authority (NPA), made it a policy issues for all containers not to ply the major road but use the waterway.
He emphasised that with this development , Lagos State government and Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) was set to enshrine a policy that would makes it mandatory and obligatory for all the logistics business organization to use the waterway as a means of transportation which he described as safer, faster, convenient and could reduce accidents, create numerous job opportunities and freeze heavy trucks from the major roads.
In the same development, the Co-Chairman SR IPD Container and Logistics Company Limited, Mr Ademola Akanbi expressed gratitude to God Almighty for keeping and sustaining the company despite the challenges in the logistic business within a year.
According to him, “our experience and challenges has taken our learning course to another level, to understand the working place in the ecosystem, interact and grab the opportunity in th ecosystem”.
He commended President Mohammadu Buhari on his tremendous efforts to reactivate the railway sector as an integral part to the intermodal transportation system linking all ports in Lagos to railway terminals across the sea port in the country.
He noted that infrastructure development was the key to logistic businesses and creating more ports for healthy competitive, productivity, connectivity, efficiency and job opportunities as Nigeria could generate about Seven Trillion Naira (#7T) yearly if more additional sea ports open across the states.