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Our main focus is to provide standard Ship’s Agency Services and first-of-its-kind services of Clearing and Fowarding of goods upon their arrival at the Quay. Below is a series of images showing our technological advancement and new methods of operation.

Sierra Leone National Shipping Company (SLNSC) is the leading shipping line and the National Flag Carrier of Sierra Leone operating in West Africa, with a longstanding reputation for quality service in the marine transportation industry.

We have been in the shipping, clearing and forwarding operations for over three (3) decades providing efficient and reliable services to several national and international clients.

The company is endowed with experienced, efficient and dedicated personnel with an appreciable percentage share of the market. We maintain Airfreight office within the Lungi international Airport to render professional services on the sport as and when the need arises.

With regards clearing process at both Lungi Airport and the Quay, we cam assure you that we have a cordial working relationship with customs and other government agencies.

Our Mission

The SLNSC is charged with providing efficient, reliable and affordable shipping services in and out of Sierra Leone together with allied services of cargo clearing and forwarding, haulage and packing, whilst maintaining a high level of Maritime Transport Service required of a dependable shipping organization in an economy that is undergoing massive and multi-sectoral transformation. SLNSC shall always therefore be customer friendly and adaptable to changing business economic and environmental conditions affecting the execution of its efficient services.

Our Vision

The management of SLNSC has committed itself to running an efficient and cost effective ship’s agency and clearing & forwarding operation in Freetown and Lungi. Attaining this goal will involve the restructuring of its operational activities and functions. This will specifically involve:

  • The reduction in turnaround time from the time SLNSC receive the Bill of Lading or Air Way Bill to the point of taking delivery of the goods from SLPA/Lungi to the delivering of the goods at its final destination.
  • The elimination of demurrages and storage rents to reduce these unforeseen costs that usually drive customers to other competitors.

    The improvement of our haulage services to once again, regain revenue in this area that the company used to once enjoy.

Sierra Leone National Shipping Company, Ltd. is a 100% State Owned enterprise situated at 45 Cline Street, Cline Town, Freetown. It has seven (7) Board of Directors including one Managing Director. The SLNSC is charged with the responsibility of providing efficient, reliable and affordable shipping services in and out of Sierra Leone together with allied services of cargo clearing and forwarding, haulage and packing, whilst maintaining a high level of Maritime Transport Services required of a dependable shipping organization in an economy that is undergoing massive and multi-sectorial transformation.

1972

we start our business

Sierra Leone National Shipping Company Limited (SLNSC) was established in June 1972 as a parastatal under the Companies Act, CAP 249 in the Laws of Sierra Leone. According to the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the company was established as a joint venture partnership between the Government of Sierra Leone and A/S Ocean Transport of Bergen in Norway.

1973

take-over of SCANSHIP/ALRAINE

In June 1973 negotiations were carried out between SCANSHIP ALRAINE Group who were performing Ships Agencies/Cargo Clearing and Forwarding services in Sierra Leone and the Management of Sierra Leone National Shipping Company for an eventual take-over of SCANSHIP/ALRAINE SERVICES together with staff and assets. Government duly enacted an application granting the company sole monopoly of stevedoring of all ports in Sierra Leone. This therefore led the company to be involved in Ships Agency Services, cargo clearing.

1978

Wanportman International Contract

In the second-half of 1978, the Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) contracted Wanportman International (UK) Limited, to manage both the SLNSC and Sierra Leone Ports Authority (SLPA). Government mandated the Sierra Leone National Shipping Company as sole agent to administer the Freight Levy Scheme, which gave the company responsibilities, which include inter alia, the monitoring, and collection of freight levies from all Ship Owners/Operators utilizing ports in Sierra Leone.

Bagging of Rice operation

The automated system is a complete line used in our rice bagging and packaging machines. This line is equipped with a net weigh scale, a spout high-speed open-mouth bagger, a robotic bag palletizer and a rotary arm stretch wrapper. No matter the scope of your consignment rice packaging machines for small- and large-scale productions at the port.

The higher-speed machines, Premier Tech can also provide a dual net weigh scale, a dual-spout high-speed open-mouth bagger, a high-speed robotic palletizer, and a stretch hooder. Form fill and seal baggers, conventional bag palletizers, and stretch wrappers, are also available for high-speed production. A robotic bag transfer system can easily be added to fully automate the operations, reaching up to 20 BPM. Pinch bottom bag closers/sealers.

  • SLNSC is acting as clearing and forwarding agents
  • We also act as vessels agent
  • We do also supervise the bagging of rice, sugar et al at the port

Rice Handling operation

  • Packing of bagged rice to transport facilities
  • Rice is transported to various location in the country

Container Weighing and Stacking

The containers are stacked after being weighed

This process is fully operational to record and process the new Verified Gross Mass (VGM) regulation. This is a state-of-the-art infrastructure to offer an efficient weighing solution at our terminal / port. A seamless service when exporting goods through the international Gateway container terminal. The Freetown port is increasingly being embellished with 20 and 40 foot cargo containers. These are being used as cheap integrated building structures, poster pillars or even festival stages. Many people do not realise that an empty container is very susceptible to wind. This could be seen in the severe storm.

Container stacking

As a result, container traffic has increased at a high rate as well. Ocean carriers have responded by ordering more and much larger ships. The consequence of having larger container ships is that terminal activities become more a bottleneck and its productivity has to go up.

Ocean-going ships moor at a berth where quay cranes unload and load containers from the ship. Containers that have been unloaded are then transported to the main stack where they are positioned through cranes or straddle carriers.

Containers can again be loaded in sea ships. Alternatively, they can be further transported on land through truck, or barge. In those cases, the container is moved from the stack to a transport or barge terminal or it is directly positioned on a truck, which has entered the terminal.

John Bruig

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Lara Dotto

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Labong Mitro

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John Part

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Jora Pata

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Dimra Ajax

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Our Location

45, Cline Street, Cline Town. P.O.Box 935 Freetown, Sierra Leone

Our Commitment

SLNSC is charged with the responsibility of providing efficient, reliable and affordable shipping services in and out of Sierra Leone.

24/7 Support

We are around to serve you at all times. Just give us a call or send an email.

Fast Delivery

We have competent and dedicated staff who without delay ensure customers consignments of all shapes and sizes are cleared from the quay and airport.

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