Looking into Future
We believe that our values hold us in good stead for the future. Our commitment to our customers has served us well and guides us as we develop new services and routes to meet their needs. We remain fully committed to our core business – shipping, and in particular, the intra-Asia routes we have traditionally and faithfully served. Our ties in the region run deep and we will continue to leverage on these local understandings for the foreseeable future.
The value we place on our staff and their development ensures that we have a skilled and highly motivated workforce that is able to deliver the quality of service we demand. With the same spirited entrepreneurism that accompanied our founding, we continue to pursue growth in new markets. Recognising the potential of the rapidly rising economies of Africa and South America, we are placing even greater emphasis on niche trades to and from these parts of the world. This is reflected in our building some of the most efficient and environmentally friendly vessels in their class, designed specifically for the Africa trade.
We are also pursuing greater land-based investment, including bonded terminals and depots in emergent countries such as Nigeria and Tanzania. New to our repertoire will be an offshore supply base to be located in Mtwara, Tanzania and trucking business in Sudan.
Though working in Africa is a challenge, we believe PIL has the expertise, strong partnerships, and the deep understanding of local business practices required to replicate such successes throughout the continent. As is the case with Africa, as indeed with all our endeavors, PIL’s collective vision and sensitivity to new and unique working environments allows us to deliver tangible results.