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Feature Friday: VHI Cargo, solution to international freight and logistics in Nigeria

In 2010, when we conceived the idea of www.briefessentials.com, it quickly became obvious that effective shipping service had to be in place for successful implementation of our business plan. In the initial months I had struggled with customs and paid so much for shipping to Nigeria. I also struggled with theft and incomplete goods on arrival.

By late 2011, I was starting to get discouraged as items I ordered were getting stolen in transit and I knew something had to be done to prevent us from running out of business.

As luck would have it, precisely August 2011, I came across Value Handlers (then Geokas Global) and got introduced to Mr Adetayo George.  Through Value Handlers – I am now able to ship from most parts of the world without much ado.

There’s been time we’ve incurred losses. I recalled in 2014, where we lost almost all the goods in a particular shipment due to customs related issues and rain, I was surprised to see Mr George at my doorstep to apologize and compensate for the damages.

With VHI I know the waiting time and as a result could have customers pre-order certain goods and then deliver on schedule.

The fees I have to pay are competitive; sometimes my many boxes are consolidated into larger boxes to save me some extra bucks, this part is indeed great. I do not have to worry about going to pick up my packages (no matter how much the boxes are), they deliver right to my doorstep.

If you are a retail or wholesale company with partners “in the abroad”, Value Handlers’ is just the best thing that can happen to your business. Let them help your business like they have mine.

This is an unbiased opinion and you can support a small business by checking them out on Instagram. Less I forget, VHI helps me to keep abreast of issues concerning importation in Nigeria.

After 7 years of doing business together, I had a chat with Mr George recently and I am impressed at the extent to which they have expanded their business.





Q: What is your unique selling point?

Wider Coverage; over 80 countries, Total Logistics through Air, Sea & Land Borders, Shipment Tracking, Free Consulting, Affordable consolidation service for Online merchants, Free delivery for specific sizes / weights, Professional Customer service experience, Express delivery service, International Trade Payment solution, Warehouse support in all our locations, PAAR

Q: When was VHI Established?

March 2011


Q: Can you give a bucket list of all your service offerings?

  • Air / Sea / Land freight services
  • Air Consolidation
  • Groupage / LCL
  • Pre-shipment consulting service
  • Procurement support (selected countries)
  • Trade payment advisory support
  • International Pick up (Land, Air and sea)
  • Import / export documentation procure
  • Warehousing support
  • Repacking
  • Air and Sea freight services
  • Receiving at port of discharge
  • Customs Clearing
  • Haulage / Transfer to Consignees facility


Value Handlers can be reached at the address below:

No 9, Akilo Road, Cocoa b/stop
Off Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja
Tel: +2348032241768, +2348182072412
customercare@valuehandlers.com, Info@valuehandlers.com, www.valuehandlers.com

On social media:

WhatsApp: 08082375017
Website: www.valuehandlers.com,
Facebook: www.facebook.com/valuehandlers
Twitter: @Valuehandlers,

Instagram: Valuehandlers

Skype: Valuehandlers

G+: Vlauehandlers

LinkedIn: Valuehandlers

Youtube: Valuehandlers

I would have thought I was alone in my review, but feedback from others is testament to VHI’s exceptional service delivery and logistics services.

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