Monday. October 14, 2019

Greatworld Shipping Limited

CHELSEA BECKY BUSH, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF GREATWORLD SHIPPING LIMITED IS CERTAINLY A STRONG AND BOLD YOUNG WOMAN FOR VENTURING INTO SHIPPING, A LINE OF BUSINESS WHICH IS DOMINATED BY MEN. IN THIS INTERVIEW, SHE TOOK OUR STAFF WRITER THROUGH THE BUSINESS OF SHIPPING AND RELATED ISSUES.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO SHIPPING?

I have been involved in shipping since I arrived in Lagos about fifteen years ago. I have worked in three different shipping companies during which I developed interest in it.

I used to admire the way my bosses in each of these companies spoke the language of shipping. It was while I was with them that I realized that shipping has its language. At a point the interest grew to a level where I had to go for further studies in shipping and today I'm very happy about that decision.

WHAT IS SHIPPING ALL ABOUT?

Shipping is a very wide endeavour. In fact, it is a large network of activities. It goes beyond taking cargo from source to its destination. Prior to this, there are several activities to be undertaken and same applies when it gets to its destination. It's a massive and complex set of activities.

Moreover, shipping is a global business. There is a lot of reaching out, interface and synergy amongst companies and organizations. It is not what a single company can undertake, it is a long chain of activities which involves other organizations.

Documentation is also at the very core of shipping. In a nutshell, shipping begins and ends with documentation. Documentation for the consignee at the port of destination in order for it to be able to claim its container or shipment.

WHAT SPECIFIC SERVICE DOES YOUR COMPANY OFFER?

We offer all the services in shipping. Our services cut across all spectrum of shipping. For instance, we are into ship brokerage, Haulage, Door to Door, Warehousing and international freight forwarding amongst other services.

As you can see, we are involved in all aspects of shipping both by air and by sea. We are well grounded in this business. Therefore, we discharge each of these services in a very unique way.

WHAT IS YOUR UNIQUE SELLING POINT?

It is our approach that stands us out. The way we handle our responsibility and how we treat our clients.

We tailor our approach and services to the uniqueness of each client because we know that each client is unique in some respects. We do not use a single approach on all our clients.

Again we are not quacks, at every opportunity we deploy or put to bear our experiences and expertise in what we do and our clients are very happy.

We are very particular about timely delivery of cargo to our clients at pocket friendly charges. In fact we don't rest until our client has rested. This fits into our maxim of Your Cargo, Our Care!

HOW HAS IT BEEN SO FAR?

It has been very good and we thank God for all his supports. It was tough at the beginning. We came into business just a year ago. Our initial problem was with funds. We alsmost lost a good business due to lack of funds but at the end of the day we were able to garner enough for that particular business and future businesses

We are tagging along with hope and enthusiasm like everyone else. All the other challenges are normal challenges which every operator in our environment faces.

HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH BEING AMONG THE VERY FEW WOMEN IN AN INDUSTRY THAT IS MALE DOMINANT. HAVE YOU BEEN BULLIED, HARRASED OR LOOKED DOWN UPON?

Not at all as long as you know what you are doing. The shipping industry may be male dominant but it does not mean that it's for males alone. People will respect you if you know your onions not minding whether you are male or female.

There is tremendous respect amongst operators in this sector. Nobody bullies or looks down upon the other person, after all we are all professionals. Even though I'm a young woman, I know what other people in this sector know. Then why would someone looks down upon me?

ANY REGRET?

Certainly not. I'm at where I have always wanted to be and doing what I have always wanted to do. I'm enjoying it, therefore there is no regrets.

IF YOU WERE TO COMPARE THE CARGO YOU SENT OUT WITH THOSE YOU RECIEVED. WHICH IS MORE?

Regrettably, Nigeria is a consumer country. Apart from the export of crude oil which we are well known, we do not export. We have handled more import than export. Even the little we export is mostly unprocessed agricultural produce. I will like that to change but it is well beyond me.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR CURRENT AND FUTURE CLIENT?

To my present clients, I say thanks for investing your trust in us. We appreciate you and will never take your patronage for granted.

Let me promise you that we will always do what is necessary to give you the reason to say, yeah we made a good reason to have chosen Greatworld Shipping Limited.

To those who are not on board, we say come and be counted amongst our exceedingly satisfied and happy clients.

At Greatworld Shipping Limited, we make shipping to look real and simple because we work in partnership with our clients in order to achieve mutual growth and development.

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Export of African Foodstuff Ex Apapa ---Jebel Ali Port
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About The CEO

Chelsea Becky Bush is a Nigerian who hails from Akwa Ibom State but was born and bred in Calabar, Cross River State. She had her primary and secondary education in Calabar, Cross River State. She studied at the polytechnic Calabar where she begged an HND in Public Administration. She is also a proud holder of an HND in Shipping Management and a PGD in transportation and Logistics, both were received at the prestigious Certified Institute of Shipping (Lagos). Chelsea Becky Bush has been in shipping consistently for well over sixteen years. She is a Christian. Loves swimming, reading and sport, particularly football. She also cherishes trust and honesty.

Contact Information

Office: 4 Jimoh Jinadu Street, Ilasa Bus Stop, Off Apapa Oshodi Expressway, Ilasamaja, Mushin, Lagos.

Tel: + 234-8055178056, 234-8061195260, 234-09017524216, 234-9050538653

Email: chelsea@greatworldshipping.com, sales@greatworldshiping.com, bdu@greatworldshipping.com, operations@greatworldshipping.com, greatworldshippings@gmail.com

Whatsapp: +234-8061195260

Skype: becky.chelsea.bush

WeChat: wxid_m5cwfjvv8won22

Website: www.greatworldshipping.com


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