NPA to begin electronic call-up for trucks in Lagos Ports


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday that it would begin automation of the truck call-up system  in August.
Mr Adams Jatto, NPA’s General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, what is holding back the take-off of the call-up system, is the shoreline protection for the Tin-Can axis of the truck terminal. 
“We have concluded the procurement process to be able to engage our investors to manage the truck park.

“So with this, I believe we should be able to have something on ground for people to be proud of. “Call-up system is not just the areas we are looking at, for us to ease the congestion along ports access roads.

“It is a kind of temporary measure for us to ensure that we have a free flow on the axis that lead to the ports.


 “The call-up system is for us to be able to have truck parks along ports area and some of the truck owners have assured us that they have truck parks, where they can park their trucks.

“A call-up system is to ensure that in each of the areas where there are truck parks, the trucks are there and when it is time for them to come to the ports, we have to adopt the call-up system to call them.


 “On the basis of this, we will be able to streamline the trucks coming into the ports, to ease congestion,” Jatto said.

 He said that the authority was looking forward to implementing sustainable solutions to the gridlock. He said that the agency had provided short, medium, and long term solutions to the gridlock.

Jatto maintained that the present management of NPA had also engaged the support services of other government agencies, which built part of the road in partnership with NPA.