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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00
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Five Star Logistics launches 124 metric tonnes mobile crane

Five Star Logistics Limited, managers of the Ro-Ro Terminal, Lagos, has launched a gigantic mobile Liebbher crane.  
The harbour crane has a whopping lifting capacity of 124 tonnes and radius range of 48 metres.  
The addition of this, giant crane is expected to greatly boost container handling and bulk operations at the ever busy terminal.

The Executive Chairman of Comet Group of Companies (owners of Five Star Logistics), Mr. Musa Danjuma, pointed out that since taking over the management of the terminal in 2006, the company had made massive improvement in the terminal’s capacity for cargo retention and storage.   
He further indicated that the security profile of the terminal had been taken to the highest level so far while the company’s customer care ranks among the best service provision in the current privatized terminal system of Nigerian ports. 

According to him, the company embarked on these investments and improvement in line with federal government’s desire to make Nigeria the cargo hub for West and Central Africa.   
Danjuma implored the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to fast-track the completion of repairs of quay wall, to continue dredging to reach appreciable draft of 12.50 meters and speed up various road constructions around the port to ensure the seamless movement of goods trucks and other vehicles plying the port access roads.
Managing Director of Comet Group of Companies, Mr. Pier Luigi Carrodano, reiterated the company’s resolve and commitment to render first class service to satisfy the requirements of its numerous customers.  
He observed that since the company took over the management of the terminal, there had been a tremendous increase in throughput. 

 Carrodano observed that the new crane, which is mainly geared for the handling of containers, would be more than sufficient to meet client’s present and immediate future needs.
He remarked that the crane has the ability to pick up containers from ship’s deck up to 16 rows, the size of Post-Panamax Container Liner.  
He disclosed that the company had also acquired other plants and equipment to handle different types of cargo that pass through the port, assuring that the company was constantly monitoring the trend of imports and exports through its terminal and will respond promptly to deploy all tools needed by our personnel to deliver services satisfactorily to our customers and all clients.

The Chief Launcher at the event, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, Managing Director of NPA, who was represented by Mr. David Omonibeke, Executive Director (Marine and Operations), pointed out that NPA’s main objective is to provide common user facilities at the port.  
Abdullahi gave the assurance that the request of Five Star Logistics would be met at the shortest possible time.  
Other dignatories that attended the launching inludes ,the immigration Comptroller ,Tincan  Island Port, Mrs. Stella Onwuaduegbo; the General Manager, NPA [Western Zone]  Alhaji M.D. Bulangu; representative of Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency [NIMASA]Engineer Adamu  Mshelia; the CPMO –TCIP, Alhaji Isa who represented the Port Manager Tincan Island Port; Chief Representative of China Shipping - Mr. Yu Dongheng; Managing Director MSC Nig. Ltd - Mr. Jeff Gosciniak; Representative of PCHS - Mr. John Jenkins and Managing Director, TCITC, Mr. Kotik Yehuda.