Sanity returns to Lagos ports as e-call-up begins
As the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) kicks off the electronic-call-up system in Lagos ports, stakeholders are optimistic that the scheme will herald a new dawn in ports’ operations.
Truck owners kick against Sanwo-Olu’s task force
The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has expressed its support for digital coordination of traffic on port access roads, urging the government to shun any plan to introduce a new task force on Apapa roads. This is coming as the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the constitution of a Special Traffic Management…
Maritime truckers petition Sanwo-Olu over impounded vehicles
Haulage service providers, under the aegis of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO), has petitioned the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to intervene in the indiscriminate towage of vehicles waiting to discharge empty containers at various depots within the state.
Apapa congestion: Truck owners fault planned re-introduction of task force
The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has suggested a possible solution to the problem of protracted traffic on Apapa roads, which has posed challenges to maritime activities.
Truckers move against new taskforce on port access roads
With the disbandment of Presidential Task Team on Apapa Gridlock, truck owners have kicked against any plan to introduce another taskforce on the port access roads.
Agents, truckers prepare to check Apapa gridlock, extortions
Freight forwarders and truckers have formed a synergy to check, coordinate, and control the movement of goods from the seaports to avoid bribery and extortions.
Apapa Gridlock: Logistics practitioners seek removal of presidential task force
Members of the Logistics Practitioners Association of Nigeria (LPAN) has called for the removal of Presidential Task Force and unregistered truck owners in Apapa over alleged consistent exploitations.
Truck owners tackle anomalies, extortions on port access road
Truck owners under the aegis of Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) and Container Truck Owners Association of Nigeria (COTOAN) have expressed their commitments to tackle headlong the anomalies and extortions that have hindered smooth operations at Lagos ports. The group, after a strategic meeting in Lagos, said they were determined to provide efficacious…
Many travails of maritime sector in 2018
Just like a fresh wind in the early morning cast, Nigeria’s maritime sector oozed towards the anticipation of a fulfilling year. Great, indeed was the journey...
Port infrastructure deficiency threatens Nigeria’s import, export drive
The unfortunate condition of access roads to the Lagos ports complex has created a major setback for business operations in and around the busiest maritime gateway in Nigeria. The ports are congested and hundreds of businesses around Apapa have closed shop.Notwithstanding several promises from the Federal Government, importers, terminal operators and other businesses around the…