Aviation Industry Can Only Thrive Through Joint Stakeholders’ Effort, Says SAHCO MD
The Managing Director/CEO of Skyway Aviation Handling Company SAHCO Plc, Mr. Basil Agboarumi has said that the aviation industry in Nigeria can only thrive through the joint effort of all stakeholders.
Speaking while receiving the Aviacargo Export Handler of the year in Nigeria award 2023, presented to SAHCO at the Chinet Aviation and Cargo Conference at the Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Agboarumi, who was represented at the event by the Head, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Adetola Vanessa Uansohia, said if everyone contributes their quota, the sky would be the starting point for the aviation industry especially the agro-export industry in Nigeria.
He was given the award due to his continuous support to ensuring that the Aviation Cargo industry thrives despite all odds. He expressed his gratitude and said he is humbled and genuinely surprised at the award, adding that SAHCO is poised to always ensure a safe, efficient and speedy service by continually expanding and improving the facilities of its import and export warehouses and by procuring environmentally friendly ground support equipment. SAHCO owns Cool dollies to convey temperature-sensitive cargo from the aircraft to the data- logged cold rooms and freezers, thereby ensuring that there is no denaturing of the shipment. SAHCO has also shown that the company is positioned to ensure that all types of cargo can be accepted and properly handled irrespective of the special handling that it requires through owning warehouses for Dangerous Goods, Live Animals, Human remains amongst others.
Speaking during the award presentation, the Organizer of the Conference, Ikechi Uko praised SAHCO for their immense contribution to the growth of the Aviation and Cargo industry especially in the Agro-export sector.
The annual two-day event which was the 3rd edition of the Chinet Aviacargo conference was well attended by delegates from both the international and local aviation community and was geared towards discussing the challenges of the Nigerian agro-cargo industry and the solutions.
SAHCO is RA3 Certified which is a requirement for Ground Handling Companies to be able to ship to Europe. Also, SAHCO is IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certified. SAHCO is a Publicly Listed Aviation Ground Handling Service provider that is present in all the commercially operated Airports in Nigeria and is involved in activities that includes Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, Premium Lounge services amongst other aviation related services.