Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal
'Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal' - Sierra Leone's primary multi-user bulk and break-bulk port NSBT is a Joint Venture Company between Sierra Leone National Shipping Company Ltd. and Nectar Group Ltd. of the United Kingdom.
SLNSC Ltd. has had over 30 years of experience in the Shipping, Clearing and Forwarding agency business in Sierra Leone. SLNSC has brought its reputation for customer service, logistics capabilities and high standards of shipping services to Sierra Leone. The company brings a vast amount of local knowledge and experience.
Nectar Group Ltd. has had a presence in Freetown since October 1988 when they first assisted in bagging imported rice from bulk vessels. In doing so they reduced the costs of rice importation and introduced efficiencies. Since then the Company has developed globally with the introduction of the management of Bulk terminals being brought into their list of experiences. In 2013 Nectar Group won the prestigious IBJ award for the 'Best Specialist Bulk Port or Terminal' for their work at the 5 MTPA Beira Coal Terminal.
The Joint Venture Company, Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal, was succesful in winning a tender issued by the Government of Sierra Leone for a 10 year license to run the bulk terminal at QEII port as of 1st September 2015. The company has set out to provide international high standards in all aspects of operations and will be investing heavily to provide services for all areas of port operations. New handling equipment, improved warehouses, security and lighting are all being implemented to provide a better user experience.
The port now provides:
- Bulk and breakbulk discharge
- Weighbridge services
- Long or short term storage facilities
- Quayside bagging facilities
- An integrated digital Terminal Management System
- Consolidated cargo management
Since October 2015 NSBT has implemented a fully renewed Health and Safety policy, new lighting towers, clothing, security fencing, increased security personnel and brand new administrative offices amongst others.