the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has called on all parties
involved in the haulage chain to consider safety first, to guide against
incidences of falling containers.
Lagos, Ogungbemi spoke on the backdrop of a loaded container that fell off a
truck in Apapa on Wednesday afternoon and expressed worry over the frequency of
not happy at all when a cargo is not delivered to its destination safely.
involved in the operation gets more safety-conscious,” he said.
rehabilitation of the roads within the port city would reduce the incidence of
in Apapa, leaving commuters and motorists alike stranded for hours into the
similar situation persisted earlier in 2014, Ogungbemi spoke, attributing the
incessant falling –off of loaded containers from trucks to overloading and bad
the roads, saying the conditions had made trucking of containers a very
dangerous business on the high ways across the nation.
by AMATO showed that recorded incidences came from rickety and dilapidated
absence of weigh bridges at loading points as a great danger to the haulage
containers are falling off trucks because there are no regulations. Some trucks
are not supposed to carry more than 10 tons but you see them carrying between
20 and 30 tons.
fall off, but it is not the fault of the truck owner because there are no
weighbridges to weigh the containers,” he said.
some clients for declaring false weight in order to pay less for the goods they
want to transport.
contribute to the problem because they want to pay less.
light load, but by the time the truck is loaded you will discover it is
different from their claim,” he said.
would work to ensure effective regulations for improvement.