As part of efforts to find lasting solution to the Apapa gridlock, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a logistics and marine transportation firm, AP Moller Capital, to extend the evacuation of containers via barges beyond Ikorodu to Epe, a statement from the NPA indicated on Wednesday.
The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, was quoted as saying during a visit from a team at APM Capital, that the problem of Apapa access road seemed intractable because of a decade-long decadence caused by multiple problems.
She said the NPA had made several efforts including contributing ₦1.8bn to rehabilitate the road and also coming up with a truck call -up system that would soon be upgraded electronically.
Bala-Usman maintained that the NPA would continue to build on the synergy that existed with stakeholders.
The Senior Investment Advisor of APM Capital, Fleming Dalgaard, promised that the firm would construct a jetty and truck park to facilitate the movement of cargo with barges from the port.
Dalgaard commended the openness of the management of NPA adding that such transparency and efficiency were part of the qualities that motivated the firm to come forward for the signing of the MOU.
SOURCE; NIPC INTELLIGENCE ��