Indigenous Ghanaian conglomerate, McDan Group, is planning to venture into the US petroleum upstream industry by establishing an office in Houston, Texas, energynewsafrica.com can report.
This portal can confirm that McDan Group has been issued with a certificate to operate under the name McDan Group LLC by the State of Texas.
Information available to energynewsafrica.com indicates that McDan Group LLC has satisfied all the conditions for the setting up of an upstream business and was issued with certificate of formation (No. 90652845002) by Jose A. Esparza, Deputy Secretary of State of Texas on August 16, 2019.
“The undersigned, as Deputy of the Secretary of State of Texas, hereby certifies that a Certificate of Formation for the above named Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) received in this office has been found to conform to the application provisions of law.
“Accordingly, the undersigned, as Deputy Secretary of State and by virtue of the authority vested in the secretary by law, hereby issues this certificate evidencing filing effective on the date shown below.”
McDan Group LLC is expected to start work, following the issuance of certificate of operation.
McDan Group has a number of businesses under the group including McDan Shipping Company, which was established in November 1999 with headquarter in Accra, Ghana, and branches in Tema, Takoradi, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Equatorial Guinea.
The company has presence in over 2,400 major air and sea ports worldwide with partnership with WCA (World Cargo Alliance) and JC Trans.
Over the years, the company has expanded its services from customs brokerage to freight forwarding, which includes warehousing (bonded and non-bonded), diplomatic movements, removal services (household and corporate), courier services, hauling, project cargo movement, ground handling, heavy duty movement, cross border transportation and aviation cargo experts.
The company is the first and only freight forwarding company to obtain the air carrier license in handling chartered cargo flights in Ghana, and is currently the Cargo Sales Agent (CSA) for Ethiopian Airlines with worldwide connection.