Leading oil and gas and maritime services provider, Adonai Shipping Ghana Ltd., has announced its strong interest in Ghana’s maritime logistics and transport value chain as it seeks to play a pivotal role in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
This new focus, according to the company, will be driven largely by its reliable global trade logistics network – OBL Network, which is an elite and trusted set-up of shipping services providers with footprints across Africa.
“The logistics sector is where we will be able to expand our services because we see more possibilities right now, especially in view of the single continental market.
“Our membership with OBL Network also allows us to do more international business through a trusted network of trade agents and facilitators on the African continent,” Finance Director of the company Mrs. Christel Dowuona-Owoo said in an interview.
In furtherance of its new focus, Adonai Shipping plans to increase investment in critical infrastructure and logistics – such as commercial storage and warehousing facilities, fleets of trucks and human capital – as part of an extensive repositioning to explore both the domestic and continental maritime logistics sector.
“To be better enabled to serve in this space, we’re looking to invest heavily to help undertake projects on our own. We work with trusted third-party firms, and we believe that will enable us to offer high-end value to our business clients,” Mrs. Dowuona-Owoo added.
Adonai Shipping first started in the maritime sector, providing crew to offshore ships working in Takoradi around the rigs as we focused strongly on the oil and gas business.
Over the years, additional services such as ship chandelling and logistics have been added – with the latter becoming the key area of focus for the business going into the future.
Managing Director Seth Dowuona Owoo stressed that the company has been built around honesty, openness and integrity in all of its dealings with customers and stakeholders.
“The operation of Adonai Shipping Ghana is driven largely by its Dutch expertise and business culture which it has diligently infused into every area of the business, and these solid values have seen the company grow into a formidable player in Ghana’s shipping and logistics industry,” he said.
According to Sales Supervisor, Ephraim Djabanor Tetteh, the cargo volumes surging through Ghana’s ports also open up opportunities for cargo handling, supply chain, and transportation services.
“Our main focus now is logistics in the areas of clearing, forwarding and import and export, as well as cargo haulage services. We currently transport goods to landlocked countries in West Africa. As a third-party business, we are looking at exploring that aspect of the maritime transport sub-sector even better,” he said.