Thursday, April 30, 2015

Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Celebrates Three Decades of Service

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NIGERIA – With the result of the recent election seeming to have been welcomed generally, the future for the country looks bright. One group certainly celebrating is logistics specialist Creseada International which sees its 30th anniversary delivering freight and supply chain services to its customers. Founded in 1985 by Mike Ayinde, the company is based in Lagos with over 7,000 square metres of facilities near Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), including seven warehouses, one of which is bonded, plus an office in Apapa dedicated to ocean freight.

Ayinde has over 40 years’ experience in the freight forwarding industry and held senior roles at Piedmont Plywood, Alraine Nigeria Ltd, and Palm Line Agencies, before setting up Creseada which offers a full suite of logistics services including Customs’ brokerage and warehousing. The company is also a member of the WACO System global freight management network and a member of TRACE International since 2009, demonstrating compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) regulations.

The WACO System has 106 members from 103 countries and hosts two events a year globally, providing hundreds of face-to-face business meeting opportunities for members. Creseada, as part of its celebrations sponsored the Association’s Gala Dinner on Tuesday, 21st of April, 2015 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place in Rome, Italy where Executive Director, Richard Charles congratulated Creseada on behalf of WACO members. Speaking of the event Mike Ayinde said:

“The WACO System is an important part of our business and we were delighted to celebrate this milestone with fellow members. Integrity is the bedrock of our company and has guided all of our business decisions. We have been providing customers with a dedicated logistics service for 30 years and we are looking forward to the next exciting three decades as our country continues to develop. A key element of our success has been our highly talented and committed workforce, which we recognise as our greatest asset to be developed and nurtured.”

Nigeria is on track to become the third most populous country in the world by 2050 and is already the most populous country in Africa and the Nigerian Government recently renewed its commitment to the agricultural sector, presenting new opportunities for export growth. Creseada’s General Manager Jonas Nilsson commented:

“These huge numbers are opportunities for commercial growth, with completion of a democratic election in April, economic confidence is building and social reforms and new infrastructure investments are expected. All in all, the commercial horizon in Nigeria is bright and Creseada is looking forward to an exciting future as part of that.”