April 19, 2024

Port & Cargo Escapes Major Damage After Fire Hit IT Department

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Port & Cargo Escapes Major Damage After Fire Hit IT Department

…Business Continues Normally

By Ebenezer Wiliam

Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, has announced a fire incident at its facility located at the Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

The inferno, which happened at its IT office, affected key IT equipment.

Group Head of corporate communications, Muyiwa Akande who made it public said,

“We are glad to report that this unfortunate incident has not resulted in any data loss due to the excellent backup plan the company has put in place to safeguard its data.

While minimal disruption to our services is expected, we are currently working with all relevant agencies, especially the Nigerian Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command, to restore normal port operations by Monday, February 26, 2024.

Going further, Muyiwa said, Port&Cargo is using this opportunity to assure all stakeholders, including clearing agents, consignees and other port users that they have activated an approved business continuity plan to keep operations running while they work assiduously to meet the scheduled date of resuming normal port operations.

“We want to thank all stakeholders who have expressed their concerns and solidarity over the incident. We are deeply grateful.

Appreciation also goes to the Customs Area Controller, Tin Can Island Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, Comptroller Dera Nnadi, mni, and his team for their swift response after the incident.” The statement read.

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