Trucks laden with cargo on Friday September 29, 2017 spent an average of 15 hours on queue while waiting to exit the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, Lagos due to traffic emanating from Apapa community caused by the ongoing reconstruction of Apapa-Ijora expressway as stated by a traffic report issued by AP Terminals.
The terminal operators said they could only service 623 trucks lower than out average number of 700 trucks they service per day.
According to AP Terminals, “random sample of serviced/loaded trucks within Lagos port complex waiting to exit the port was taken and we noticed that they have been on the queue for an average of 15Hrs waiting to exit Lagos port complex due to the traffic emanating from the community.
“In the last 24hrs, we were only able to service 623 trucks which is lower than out average number of 700 trucks, 56% of that number took delivery of import containers while the rest returned empty/ export. Total transactions performed was about 1469 TEUs.”