The automation of the call-up system for trucks picking cargo in the nation’s seaports will commence in August as stated by Mr Adams Jatto, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
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 leads 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.