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Moov ‘Disruptive’ Cargo Bidding Platform Goes Live

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Moov.com.ng, a technology disruptive and pioneer online delivery service marketplace has launched in Nigeria, itching to positively impact thousands of individual and corporate transportation organizations in the country and Africa as a whole.

Naturally, the technology which was launched by Moov Nigeria, will simplify the tedious freight brokerage activities, bringing in the dynamic aspect of ‘freight bidding software’, sometimes referred to as ‘online truck load boards’ or ‘freight load boards and help customers or cargo owners to select choice delivery company from a pool of professionals the platform will provide.

Aside instituting sanity in the industry, when launched, the solution will also assist users, especially operators solve ‘Origin and Destination (O&D) complexities, as cargo shipments are usually one-way, with operators losing revenue along the line.

Before now, O&D results in doubling the workload for cargo revenue management, since there is no return trip to count on, however, Moov.com.ng will ensure the synchronization of multiple touch points, including flights, trucks, regulatory/security checks, varying loading and handling requirements, and special services which must all be factored into cargo management to make correct decisions, meet customer agreements, and generate profits.

“We are excited to announce the launch of Moov Nigeria, a purely Internet logistics service organization to the general public,” said Mr. Larry Chinekezi, founder and Country Manager, Moov Nigeria, “The domain www.moov.com.ng connects shipping users to carefully verified vehicle owner-drivers or delivery companies who have the expertise and capability to pick up and deliver securely any parcel or cargo from the home or office to desired destinations throughout the 36 states of Nigeria.

Mr. Chinekezi said that the innovative platform tends to entrench the era of reliable delivery service, adding that lack of trust has been the bane of courier/logistics industry in the country.

“Today, most customers seem to have lost confidence in the delivery service, because whether you choose to use the transporters, courier company or person-to-person delivery, they all have issues and limitations, particularly with pilfering, dumping of mails or damages.

“They come back telling the customers stories; therefore, the customer is the loser. In some occasions, people have missed annual general meetings, weddings and other functions just because the parcel conveying message to them was delivered late. Even during trade shows you see material arriving on the day the event is closing; such disappointment can be devastating. We tend to address this challenge with Moov.com.ng.

“Secondly, the service providers are going to benefit from this platform. Apart from the registered courier companies that have offices, it is usually difficult to accommodate those young people who have trucks/cars and can deliver goods for people and make a living for themselves. There are also cases of driving using company trucks to do personal delivery. Every day, they take off from their houses, come back in the evening to tell stories of how VIO or LASTMA held them throughout the day. Moov.com.ng with its tracking device will help the companies track movement of their trucks real time, while the customers can also track the state of their goods with ease”.

According to him, the platform- Moov.com.ng is developed as job creation tool that will also serve as a market place for connecting shippers to service providers such as ‘owner-drivers’ and courier operators.

“Moov Nigeria provides the seamless system, through which the parcels and cargo are auctioned online to the delivery outfits, monitors the process of pickup and delivery, tracing and tracking, feedback to shippers and handles the eventual payment to drivers or delivery companies upon satisfactory delivery”.

Mr. Chinekezi added that through the innovative system over 500 Moov Agents will be setup across the country; “with very little setup cost to get started, each agent will operate as a business under Moov Nigeria and can develop their own branches also within and earn regular income through our activities”.

He clarified that Moov Nigeria is a member of Moov Africa starting in five countries, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and South Africa. “Through these countries we aim to connect Africa’s fledging e-commerce and trading activities by providing effective and seamless logistics services through registered service providers”, he said.

The promoters have over 40 years cognate logistics experience up to the highest corporate level and have rolled out the solution in Nigeria.

 

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NPA Deploys Anti-Pollution Drones

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Hadiza Bala Usman, the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) (3rd left), flanked by other guests at the drones’ unveiling, recently.

By peter oluka

Hadiza Bala Usman, the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has commissioned modern pollution and environmental equipment including drones, jet skies and booms for surveillance, monitoring and containing oil spillages on the waterways.

Other equipment unveiled include blowers, pressure washers, skimmers, power pack absorbers and multiple dispersant sprays, according to a report by Ships and Ports.

Usman also pledged the NPA’s commitment and continued support in the area of capacity building towards greater efficiency and service delivery.

Speaking at the passing out ceremony of 125 Officers of Squad 49 of Fire Service Department of the Authority, Usman expressed excitement at the fact that 21 out of the Squad are women, stressing that it is an indication that women are beginning to see the value of breaking the barriers of limitation that the society has placed on them.

According to her, NPA was aware of the numerous challenges in today’s business environment and would ensure that it works towards realizing its mission statement of providing efficient port services in a safe, secure and customer-friendly environment.

She charged the new officers to join the pool of vast professionals in the organisation to deliver better service to the port industry.

Usman said the ancillary skills acquired by the officers like swimming and water rescue, articulated vehicle driving, road traffic crash rescue and first aid treatment were critical ingredients for professionalism, adding that NPA management would ensure “they impact meaningfully in the system”.

Usman also pledged commitment and support to the Fire Service Department at delivering plausible services in line with industry standards, stating that NPA pays premium to best practices.

She said, “Our objective is to modernize and transform operational services to enshrine efficient and quality services”.

Source: Ships and Ports

 

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Explore Nigeria With These Top Four Tour Operators

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By Ogunfowoke Adeniyi

Nigeria is a beautiful country and one of the thrilling ways to explore this beauty is by going on group tours. Of course, you can visit these destinations on your own but to unearth the real excitement in travelling, it is advisable you go in a group.

Presently, there are quite a number of tour operators that organise tours to different Nigerian destinations. So, it is not difficult to get a tour operator to get away with. However, if you want the best, tour operators in the country, Jumia Travel, identifies some of them.

Social Prefect Tour

Chiamaka Ngozi Obuekwe is the Chief Executive Officer of Social Prefect Tours, a travel brand which organises group tours, school excursions, corporate retreats, holiday packages and also offer tour guide services in Nigeria. Social Prefect Tour is one of the popular tour operators in Nigeria.

Unravelling Nigeria

Unravelling Nigeria is a company that uses an online platform to create awareness on the tourism potentials of every state in Nigeria.

They are dedicated to finding every tourist attraction around the country and showcasing it to the world so that Nigeria can become a top tourism destination. It is owned by Lola Daniyan

TP Adventures

TVP Adventures makes travel easy and affordable. It is a one-stop shop for group tours within Nigeria and Africa. TVP Adventures specialises in cultural, historical and nature tours across Nigeria and Africa.

Tour2Nigeria

Tour2Nigeria offers a window to various cultural and tourism potentials available in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria. Tour2Nigeria promotes the country’s rich culture and offer information that is second-to-none to both local and international visitors.

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Nigerian-Canadian, Lola Kassim Appointed New GM for Uber West Africa

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Lola Kassim as its new general manager for West Africa

By peter oluka

Uber, Monday, announced, the appointment of Lola Kassim, a Nigerian-Canadian, as its new general manager for West Africa.

Most recently, Lola worked as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company where she led teams providing strategic business advice and implementing organizational and operational improvements in the energy, public, and financial services sectors in West and Southern Africa.

A seasoned professional with over 10 years of global experience working at senior private sector and government levels in Africa and Canada, Lola will be responsible for driving Uber’s overall strategy for West Africa, which includes improving reliability and service levels for uberX and creating additional value adds for driver-partners.

“I am immensely pleased to be joining Uber at a pivotal point in the company’s growth and expansion curve. My vision for West Africa, in particular, is to ensure that we are aligned with Uber’s overall objective of creating sustainable, alternative modes of mobility. In addition to creating value for driver-partners and riders, I will also be focused on ensuring that we continue to engage with our key stakeholders and relevant partners with a view to continued positive impact across West Africa.”

Speaking on Lola’s appointment, Alon Lits, general manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber said: “As a company that is deeply committed to diversity and inclusiveness, we are excited to have Lola join the team of other incredible women at Uber – who are pushing the envelope towards achieving the global vision of creating value for riders and driver-partners alike. In West Africa, Lola will be supported by a highly skilled and enthusiastic team covering Operations, Marketing, Communications, Legal and Policy. As we often say at Uber, we are #superpumped.”

Prior to joining Uber, Lola spent 3.5 years as a Management Consultant at McKinsey and Company. She also worked as a Governance Advisor with the Liberian Presidency through the

Africa Governance Initiative, supporting a unit driving delivery of Presidential infrastructure priorities. She began her career with the Canadian government where she served as Policy Advisor to senior officials and managed units developing policy, strategy, and business cases regarding socio-economic development programming for Canada’s Aboriginal communities and foreign policy.

A Nigerian-Canadian, Lola holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MSc from the London School of Economics where she was a Chevening Scholar.

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