South Shields Welcomes Nigeria!

IMG_4321AT LAST!  We are truly delighted this week to fully welcome our colleagues from Nigeria to BLT / TWM who are currently undertaking bollard load testing operator training.

Back in January 2016, Nigerian based company Tiger Shipping invested a six figure sum in our North East of England based manufacturing SME Company by purchasing the multiple award winning bollard load testing equipment, intending to service their first client, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

It has taken 6 months to gain permission, and Visa’s for entry to the UK for our invited guests to undertake their training.

IMG_1952BLT Ports and Marine Services Ltd was formed by Tiger Shipping on the 22 January 2016 and are the 1st fully Licensed Service Contractor operating outside of the UK.

As a recognised and trained BLT provider, the business will have ongoing support from the UK in developing its bollard load testing business in Nigeria.

IMG_4310The BLT business model is based on working closely toward a goal of building a mutually rewarding relationship between organisations.  After this long delay, this weeks development ensures that Tiger Shipping and their investment in establishing BLT Ports and Marine Services Ltd can commence with trading.