About one year after it considered the option of shutting down its operation, Lilypond Container Depot Nigeria Limited (LCDNL), is fully back on stream offering its unique brand of logistics services to clients.
Manager and Director of LCDNL, Mr. Tristram Denyer, said that the revival of operation at the terminal was made possible with the cooperation and support of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other stakeholders.
According to Denyer, “Last year LCDNL Management considered, in consultation with shareholders, the possibility of closing operations. This followed an extended period of low business activity and unprofitability at the terminal.
“However LCDNL has reviewed the position and value of the facility particularly in relation to its strategic proximity and service provision for the Apapa container terminal.”
He said Lilypond management and staff have continued to offer superior Inland Container Depot (ICD) service to the port community where efficiencies have improved with downward pressure on operating costs.
“As a result of the strategic realignment with the ocean terminals and stakeholders, Management is now concentrating on providing a superior value added service whilst continuing to reduce costs for its extensive client base,” Denyer said.
Since 2006 when it won the concession for the Lilypond terminal, the firm has invested on people, safety, equipment, information technology and upgraded infrastructure.