By Mitchelle Uzorka, 10:25am
While commending the Mohammed Bello-Koko led Management of Nigerian Ports Authority, a port operator, Benedict Ugonna told Newsmen that all the Towage firms operating in the Warri Pilotage District were doing well.
The Towage operators he mentioned include; SEAWAYS (Warri), ZIKCLINTON (Warri), AKASSA SUPPORTER (Sapele/ Koko) and the SOUTH PARK (Sapele/ Koko).
He added; that “Their resolve to service delivery and operational efficiency aimed at making the Eastern ports vibrant is becoming more believable”.
His view was backed up by a staffer of Zidon Engineering Services Ltd, another third party towage service provider engaged by the Authority.
The Staff who chose to remain anonymous claimed that his firm on February 2, towed MV Princess Maria to Julius Berger Jetty (Warri); and MT Keonamex Victory inwards Pinnacle Jetty (also in Warri.
He also revealed that three vessels made inward berthing: MT Matrix Asa which berthed at Matrix Jetty (Warri); MT Diddi that berthed at AYM Shafa Jetty (Warri); and MT Tornado that berthed at Pinnacle Jetty (Warri), all on the 18th of February.
According to him, “our operations is going very well at the Warri Pilotage District, however I know our capacity can handle more traffic should the opportunity arise,” he boasted.