TICT gets new CEO, acquires five additional RTGs

Mr. Etienne Rocher has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT).

Rocher, 48, takes over from Mr. Yehuda Kotik who will remain as the company Chairman.

A French national, Rocher has over 25 years management experience in the field of shipping and ports gained in diverse cultural environments in Europe, India Sub Continent and Africa – including leading Tangier-Med/Morocco greenfield Container Terminal development and start of operations from 2005 through 2011.

He worked in Bollore Africa Logistics headquarters in Paris before his new appointment in Nigeria.

“I look forward to a great work experience here in Nigeria. Our company is committed to investing in the port and making significant contributions to port development in Nigeria,” the new TICT CEO, who has formally assumed office, stated.

He said the company’s investment at its terminal at Tin Can Island Port Complex, Lagos has grown to over N16 billion over the past eight years.

Rocher also disclosed that TICT on Monday took delivery of five new additional Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) cranes, bringing the total number of RTGs at the terminal to 15.

“This will certainly boost productivity and assist us in serving our customers better,” he said.

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