provision of increased number of railway coaches to facilitate easy movement of
cargoes in and out of the ports, linking the hinterlands.
said this while briefing newsmen on the forth-coming
International Association of Ports and Harbours(IAPH) Africa Regional
is to address the need for connecting Africa’s ports and the hinterland for
efficient service delivery and improve trade, the NPA MD said the rail lines at
the Apapa port were underutilized.
rail evacuation straight to the port moving fertilizer, but Nigerian rail does
not have carriages, does not have the number of coaches required.”
liquid bulk was not being done using pipelines, rather the port access roads
kept bearing the burden of over utilization and suffering perpetual gridlock.
long time now caused difficulties in the movement of cargo, Bala Usman said the
Ministry of Works would soon commence the construction of the shore protection
of the trailer park it is building close to the Tin-can Island port.
ongoing rail rehabilitation and expansion should ensure that all ports are
linked to the rail, which was not so before.
works to prioritize the linkage of the access roads to port locations.
for movement of cargoes through the inland waterways.
Usman, it will entail the National Inland Waterways Authority prioritizing its
operational capacity dredging some of the river ports to ensure maintained
channels for safe navigation.