TASAL, formerly of Inlaks Group, has been in the business of shipping, Collateral Management, Clearing & Forwarding, Consilidation/Break Bulk, Direct Warehousing, Integrated Logistics and General IMPEX/Procurement Consultancy since 1978. Now, owned by Equity participation of the following distinquished Nigerians:

  • Senator Lawal Shuaibu (Chairman)
  • Dr. Uche Uche Ohafia (Managing Director)
  • Alhaji A. B. Aliyu
  • Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe
  • Mrs. A. A. Bello
  • Mr. A. T. Farinre

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TEAM LEADERSHIP AND DYNAMICS

Our team is led by the Managing Director, Dr. Uche Uche Ohafia.  He holds both Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Business Administration and Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) Degrees, (with emphasis on International Economic Law and Law of the Sea), both from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).  He holds a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from The West Coast University, Panama, Central America.   Others but not all, are: Advance Executive Diploma in Port/Ship Administration, Certificates of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (CIArb), (UK), Nigerian Stock Exchange Sure and Flexible Business Financing, IATA Agents Basic Cargo Sales and Pitman’s Advance Accounting (UK).  Professionally, Dr. Ohafia has membership of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), Institute of Transport Administration (InstTA), Nigerian Society of International Law (NSIL),  American  Society  of  International Law (ASIL), British  Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), (UK), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), (USA), Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (MAAN), Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Shipping (FNIS), Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria (FIFFN), Institute of Business Management and Policy Development, Nigeria (FBMP), Direct Marketing Association of Nigeria (FDM), Chartered Institute of Stores Administrators of Nigeria (FCSA), Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI), Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (FCMA), Institute of Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria (FIARN), The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (FCISM) and The Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management (FCIWM), Institute of Directors Nigeria (FIoD).

An acclaimed name in Ship/Airfreight Agency and Consolidation, Freight Forwarding, Transport Logistics and a Nonpareil in Collateral Management and Bailment  (including Fungible Issues and Pawn Broking); Exegesis and application of the “Spirit and Letter” of the IMPEX Laws and Policies of the Federation, WTO Demand Management Standards, Principles and Rules; Customs Tariffs/Nomenclature, CEMA provisions on all categories of Consignment, International Trade Stock Instruments and UCP600/SWIFT MT700 Rules on Documentary Credits as indicated in field 40E. He was of the Internal Audit of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and worked with former Alraine (Nig) Limited (now SDV) before joining Trans Atlantic Shipping Agency Limited (TASAL). The winner of the Collateral Management Company Chief Executive Award for the Year 2002 by the Commercial and Policy Development Council (CPDC) of Nigeria; The Maritime Sector Contribution Honour Award by the SPILC, 2007 Grand Award for Productivity in Africa by the People State and Resource (PSR) and Past Chairman, Action Committee on Wet Cargo Operations, Apapa Port Complex, Lagos.   Also an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Millennium Development Goal Ambassador and receiver of the Nigerian Golden Jubilee Award of 25th September 2010 in Abuja for his contribution to Nation Building in the sphere of shipping services.

The Collateral Management maestro is the author of twenty eight  Collateral Management products which include inter alia, the very unique Dredger Hypotheca Monitoring Service (DHMS), Tripartite Sand Stock Monitoring (TSM), Chattel Paper Supervision (CPS), Material Participatory Administration (MPA), Marine & Lighterage (Cabotage) Monitoring  and Import/Export Protective Agency Services.

The Publicist is the single Nigerian Maritime Sector Advocate of Anti Trust and Hype Laws; Counter Proof Responsibility and Dispatch on all Nigeria bound ocean and cabotage charter party through appropriate legislation as trade equality laws.

The Collateral Management maestro is the author of twenty eight  Collateral Management products which include inter alia, the very unique Dredger Hypotheca Monitoring Service (DHMS), Tripartite Sand Stock Monitoring (TSM), Chattel Paper Supervision (CPS), Material Participatory Administration (MPA), Marine & Lighterage (Cabotage) Monitoring  and Import/Export Protective Agency Services.

Dr. Uche Ohafia is the Inventor of the Warehouseage Formula for Open-Height Warehouse Space Rating that states thus:

Required Square Space (RSS)   =   Ascertained Floor Length (AFL)

AFL    =   RSS   (1-StdcH)

          StdcB     

Where: StdcB  =  Standard Commercial Breath  

  StdcH  =  Standard Commercial Height   

Which converse to base yields RSS thus: RSS   =  AFL     (StdcB)

                                    (1-StdcH)   

Other works of the Exegete include but not limited to:

(a)    Pre-shipment Inspection in the Nigerian Import Policy – 2002.

(b)    General Agreement On Trade In Services (GATS) As An Organ Of The World Trade Organization (WTO) For Services Tradeability Through Transparency and Liberalization– 2004.

(c)    Evolving Issues of Attention in the Destination Inspection Scheme (DIS) - A Resource Paper on ASYCUDA ++, Common External Tariff (CET) Regime and Service Providers’ System Interface under EDI-fact. The Nigerian Customs Service Headquarters, Abuja vide NCS/T&T/I&E/021/5.54 of 13th June, 2006.

(d)    Desideratum for Demystifying and Arresting Nigeria’s Seeming Intractable IMPEX Crimes – A Memo to President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR on  IMPEX Policies Implementation Commission (IPIC) vis-à-vis, the Port  Reforms -  2006.

(e)    The Provenance, Source, Origin and Totem of Ohafia - The Missing Link of The Phylogenesis – Concept Publications, Lagos, 2013.

The Publicist is the single Nigerian Maritime Sector Advocate of Anti Trust and Hype Laws; Counter Proof Responsibility and Dispatch on all Nigeria bound ocean and cabotage charter party through appropriate legislation as trade equality laws.

His obvious humanitarian inclinations, non-circumstantial objectivity, stateliness, assiduousness, unblemished owelty records, technocratic excellence, entre and intrapreneurial wits have earned the Logistician numerous sublime awards, encomia and accolades too many to mention from various fora and walks of life.