Shippers’ Council, FRSC explore options to ease Apapa gridlock
With the perennial traffic gridlock along the port access roads, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council and the Federal Road Safety Corps are considering to explore suggestions on opening some roads to ease the traffic situation.
Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr. Hassan Bello, and officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, undertook an inspection tour of the Tin Can Island ports access roads with a view to figuring out how movement of trucks through the artery can be made easier.
Bello had last week visited some shipping companies and terminals to discuss, among other things, the effect of the Apapa gridlock on their businesses, particularly during this season.
The gridlock along the port access roads has taken a toll on the cost of moving goods from the ports to other locations even within the city of Lagos.
Truck operators have lamented the situation where they have to remain on queues for weeks without accessing the ports.