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The new Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) Port Manager for Tin Can Island Port Lagos, Emmanuel Akporherhe, has noted that negative impacts of the unprecedented traffic gridlock
Giving new insights on the focus of his leadership, Akporherhe said he will partner with port stakeholders to revive business activities at the port by first ending the perennial traffic congestion along access roads to the port
Explaining more of his plans during an operational tour of all Terminals within the Tin-Can Island Port with his management team, he said“My major goal is to find how the gridlock along the port access road will be defeated.
“Many people do not know that the congestion had truncated a lot of businesses and created a lot of complications to operations.
“Congestion also slows down business activities. The NPA management will team up with all government agencies, stakeholders as well as Lagos State and local governments to eradicate the traffic problem,’’ Akporherhe said.
According to him, “The terminal operators are doing well at Tin Can Port but their major problem is congestion along the access roads to the port, which the present NPA management is working hard to stop”.
He hailed the managements of Grimaldi, Port and Terminal Multi-Services Ltd. (PTML), for introducing barges in their operations to beat road traffic and making Nigerian ports the destination of first choice.
He noted that the introduction of barges would go a long way in easing the traffic congestion, adding that it would also make Nigerian ports more attractive.