ENL Consortium bags most outstanding maritime company award
Nigeria’s indigenous port operator, ENL Consortium, has emerged Most Outstanding Maritime Company of the Decade at the 2022 Marketing Edge Awards.
ENL Consortium is the operator of Terminals C and D at the Lagos Port Complex Apapa.
The Chief Executive Officer of Marketing Edge, John Ajayi, lauded the impact of ENL Consortium on the Nigerian economy.
“Our resolve is to recognise players, gladiators and iconic leaders in the business of brand management and these are the people that have made the industry tick over the years.
“We have watched and monitored these individuals and agencies very closely in the last 19 years and can confidently attest to their market leadership, resilience, excellence and above all landmark achievements in their various sectors,” Ajayi said.
The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Haastrup, who dedicated the award to “all the hardworking management and staff” of the company, said all hands must be on deck to promote the development of the maritime sector.
Haastrup, who was represented at the award ceremony by the Executive Director of Operations, Mr. Mark Walsh, said the company has made a substantial investment in human and material resources at the port.
“I am happy to dedicate this award to the hardworking, committed and patriotic staff of ENL Consortium, who work day and night to ensure that ships are promptly discharged and cargoes are delivered in good time to their owners,” she said.
Haastrup narrated that in 2006 when the company came into the port, the terminals handed over to them to manage were at ground zero, adding that nothing was working.
She said the equipment was not functional, with endless ship queues, even as touts called the shot, while the morale of workers was at its lowest ebb.
“Immediately we resumed duty, we turned the story around. Today, we have dockworkers who are proud to be called dockworkers because they now have good conditions of service. We have acquired modern cargo handling equipment to ensure that ships are discharged in good time.