LCI bullish on oil and gas industry, upgrading services
DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, March 8, 2018
Lasedel Consultancy International (LCI) has been providing custom brokerage services to importers and exporters for twenty-three years. Now, Managing Director, Sean Dublin, is optimistic about the state of Guyana’s economy, particularly with the advent of oil and gas.
“The first thing I would want to say regarding the economy, to me it’s more opened up. You feel that you can breathe so that your business can grow”, Dublin told the Department of Public Information (DPI) in a recent interview.
This renewed confidence in the growth of Guyana’s economy has motivated LCI to upgrade its business to meet the needs of the fledgling oil and gas industry. “I think that at this moment it is very exciting for us to get involved and to play a role within the oil and gas industry because we foresee a lot of imports and exports, given the nature of this industry”, he said.
The company is preparing to hire and train young people to work in the brokerage industry. Dublin added he would like to hire CXC graduates beginning in April and provide in-house training to them.
“With the influx of the oil and gas operation, there are many businesses who have already started to contact our company. We have clients who have already shown an interest,” he further said.
Dublin, who is also the president of the Guyana Custom House Brokers Association (GCHBA), believes that brokers are integral to the oil and gas industry.
“In terms of imports and exports, one of the main stakeholders is the customs brokers,” he reasoned. Documentations of consignments of material related to the oil and gas industry will need to be prepared and cleared by customs brokers”, Dublin pointed out.
The Managing Director said he is also educating GCHBA members on how they too can “up their game” to benefit from opportunities in the oil and gas industry. The Association consists of customs brokers and customs clerks across Guyana. LCI also provides investment consultancy services.
By: Tiffny Rhodius