Firm lifts local content in maritime, energy, An indigenous logistics firm, Fortune Global Shipping and Logistics Limited, has unveiled plans to showcase its strength in the global market.
Its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Eric Opah, said the company had taken advantage of local content development policy to deliver logistics services and expand its coverage to the oil and gas sector.
He decried the failure of logistics firms to expand to the global market, urging the operators to brace to fly the Nigerian flag higher in the international market.
Opah said his company had taken the bull by the horn by establishing a branch in Houston, United States, and in Ghana.
“Today, we are expanding to other countries. We have discovered that Nigerian brands do not usually extend to global markets. Most logistics companies only rely on what they can do within Nigeria. They don’t get to the helms of affairs internationally where decisions are being made.
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“Foreign multinationals are here in Nigeria, but we don’t have our own brand in that market. So, Fortune Global has taken the bull by the horn, and expanded its operations to Houston, United States. We are also in Ghana, as part of our vision to look out to strategic places to support in energy logistics,” he said.
Opah said the firm also played a critical role in building the Egina Floating Production and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, which sailed into Nigeria some weeks ago for further integration.
According to him, Fortune Global Shipping handled the clearance of the FPSO and the export of the pressure tank from Lagos to Goje in South Korea.
The managing director noted that Fortune Global Shipping has capacity to handle over 2000 TEUs of cargo volume and over one million tonnes of airfreights yearly.
He said the company had recorded some milestones in the Forcados Yokri and Shell’s FOID, among other projects in the oil, gas and maritime sectors.
Opah noted that the industry has not grown due to factors, such as implementation of regulations and financial support.