Wednesday, 12 July 2017
ECOBANK TANZANIA INTRODUCES AN EFFICIENT PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR TICTS CUSTOMERS
Ecobank Tanzania acting Managing Director, Raphael Benedict speaks to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday about the bank’s partnership with TICTS to enable TICTS customers make their payments quickly and efficiently at any Ecobank Branch in the country whereby the bank has also opened a branch at PSPF Towers which is located next door to the TICTS offices with working hours being adjusted from 08:30am to 10:00pm on weekdays and 09:00am to 04:00pm on Saturdays. In the middle is Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) CEO, Jared H. Zerbe and Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association (TAFFA), Secretary General, Tony Swai (left).
TICTS Chief Executive Officer Jared H. Zerbe, speaks to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday about the company’s partnership with Ecobank Tanzania to enable TICTS customers make their payments quickly and efficiently at any Ecobank Branch in the country. Right is Ecobank Tanzania acting Managing Director, Raphael Benedict and Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association (TAFFA) Secretary General Tony Swai(left).
Dar es Salaam. Ecobank Tanzania has today officiated a partnership with TICTS that enables TICTS customers to make their payments quickly and efficiently at any Ecobank Branch.
The Bank has custom-made state-of-the-art solutions that promotes convenience to TICTS customers’ through a smooth and hassle free process that is easy and secure. This service is available to both Ecobank and non-Ecobank customers.
Announcing the partnership in Dar es Salaam today, Ecobank Tanzania’s acting Managing Director, Raphael Benedict said that through this partnership, the bank wants to ensure that the process of payments for container handling services s at the port of Dar es salaam is convenient and stress free for TICTS customers.
Mr. Benedict added that to facilitate this, Ecobank’ s PSPF Branch which is located next door to the TICTS offices has adjusted its opening hours from 08:30am to 10:00pm on weekdays and 09:00am to 04:00pm on Saturdays.
Further still, The Bank is looking into extending its operations to Sundays. The extended hours practically mean that customers now have a bigger time window to carry out their operations and clear their containers.
He said Furthermore, through the bank’s digitalization strategy; Ecobank Tanzania has developed advanced Digitalized solutions which are in the final phase of implementation that will enable 24 hour payments for TICTS customers.
On his part, The Tanzania International Container Services (TICTS) CEO Jared Zerbe, said TICTS is always striving to improve its services to meet customers’ expectations.
“We are very happy with this partnership with Ecobank which will help us improve our day to day operations.
Our customers are also advised to use Ecobank’s other 5 branches in Dar es Salaam for the same services.
The General Secretary for TAFFA (Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association) Mr. Tony Swai in his statement said that the association is impressed with the introduction of the solution and so far have tested it and are happy with its capabilities.
Incorporated in Lomé, Togo, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’) is the parent company of the leading independent pan-African banking group, Ecobank. It currently has a presence in 36 African countries, namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Group employs over 20,000 people in 40 different countries in over 1,200 branches and offices. Ecobank is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international organizations, medium, small and micro businesses and individuals. Ecobank Tanzania, which is 100% owned by Ecobank Group, has 8 branches spread across the country.More information can be found at: www.ecobank.com.
Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Ltd (TICTS) is located in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. TICTS manages the container handling activities at berth number 8, 9, 10 and 11 and the Inland Container Depots at Kurasini. Since the 1st January - 2009, TICTS took over the management of berth number 8.
TICTS is a major logistics gateway to Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, Dar es Salaam handles more than 75 percent of Tanzania's trade and is the largest industrial and business centre in the country.
As Tanzania's premier container terminal, TICTS is committed to strengthening its role as the country's maritime gateway. Its ongoing investments in modern IT systems and mobile equipment are constantly improving its levels of productivity, efficiency and customer service while its advanced communication systems provide instant information exchange between the Terminal and Shipping Lines.
TICTS remains committed to continually improving container terminal services through its professional management and its highly motivated workforce for the benefit of all of its stakeholders.