NAHCO Aviance has acquired a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) licence, the Managing Director, Norbert Bielderman, has said.
Bielderman told The Nation at the sidelines of a Nigeria Cargo Summit organised by NAHCo in Lagos, that the firm has also established a subsidiary with a five-year business investment plan of about $500 million.
The summit brought together stakeholders in the air cargo business to deliberate on issues affecting air cargo business in Nigeria.
He said NAHCo shareholders have benefited from uninterrupted dividend payout for the last 10 years and that the ground handling company recently won an award for achieving the feat despite the challenging economic environment.
He attributed the uncertain business terrain to developments in the political economy.
He said NAHCo would work very hard to sustain the feat it has attained through hard-work, improved efficiency, cost management strategies and revised revenue structure.
He commended NAHCo staff for their dedication, commitment and loyalty, adding that loyal employees are the company’s greatest assets.
Bielderman promised to continually develop and sharpen their skills to support the industry needs business, adding that NAHCo has budgeted the sum of $200,000 for training of staff this year.
NAHCo, he said has initiated the process of employing 100 Passenger Services Agents (PSA) next quarter training after the mandatory compliance training scheduled for overseas for one month on-the-job training.
According to him, “Our 2015 budget has accommodated employee training provision of $200,000.00. As we all know that aviation is a knowledge based industry with its high technical and safety needs and requirements, we have chosen to reinforce our commitment to staff training.
“We have initiated a process to engage 100 Passenger Services Agents (PSA) next quarter who after the mandatory compliance training will travel overseas for one month on-the-job training at a high brow international airport.
This further assures our client airlines of our unflinching commitment to service excellence. Upon employment, these new talents will also replace our aging workforce as identified globally as an industry strategic need”.
He added that as a strategic growth initiative, NAHCo has upgraded its Cargo Department into a division for improved efficiency and better service delivery this year