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NPA Designs App To Address Port Congestion

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The Nigerian Ports Authority has designed an app, Eto, for the commencement of electronic truck call-up system. It was designed for the management of truck movement in and out of the Lagos Ports. The ports include the Apapa Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa, Lagos. port congestion

Trucks seeking to enter the port were directed to park at the approved truck parks. This is until they are called up into the port via the Eto app.

The statement signed by the Assistant General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru, said that the app will be responsible for scheduling entry and exit of all trucks effective February 27, 2021.

Eto App For Apapa Port





The statement received on Friday directed truck owners and driver to download the app from Google play store. They could also sign up at http://eto.ttp.com.ng before the commencement date to enable them to register accordingly.

Part of the statement read, “In addition to this, cargo owners should please note that empty containers can only be returned to the ports through the approved holding bays of shipping companies using the Eto platform. port congestion

“It is the responsibility of the shipping company to move empty containers from their holding bay to the Port. All cargo owners have to do is drop their empty containers at the holding bay of the shipping company. The shipping company will then make the necessary bookings on the Eto platform to return empty containers to the Port.

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“The management of the NPA solicits the cooperation of transporters, truck drivers, cargo owners, clearing agents shipping companies and all port users in the implementation of the project, which will bring order and sanity to the ports access roads.”

The NPA also stressed that non-compliance to the use of the app and its guidelines will result in impounding of trucks and withdrawal of registration/operating license. port congestion

Last December, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council vowed to end the perennial Apapa gridlock before the end of the first quarter of 2021.





Bello promised the Nigerian Ports Authority would deploy electronic call-up system to manage traffic, customs on e-customs, provisions of scanners.





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