NPA suspends export cargo receipts at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Monday, announced the suspension of export cargo receipts activities at the two seaports in Lagos, the Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports.

Ibrahim Nasiru, Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the agency disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.

Nasiru stated that the move was part of efforts to improve access into, and service delivery at the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Port respectively.

This development he said was necessitated by the need for consultations with export cargo stakeholders, and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council(NEPC) on the harmonisation of procedures required of owners of this category of cargo.

According to him, all other segments of port users are enjoined to continue carrying on their businesses by using the designated truck parks and booking access into the ports on the Eto platform

The statement reads in full: “As part of efforts to improve access into, and service delivery at the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Port, the Authority hereby announces a 14-day (Two weeks) suspension of export receipts at both ports and all satellite truck parks, with effect from Monday, March 22, 2021.

“This development is necessitated by the need for consultations with export cargo stakeholders, and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council(NEPC) on the harmonisation of procedures required of owners of this category of cargo.

“Stakeholders should please note that this suspension does not affect export refrigerated cargo and trucks whose operators have secured call up tickets as of Friday, March 19, 2021.

“All other segments of port users are enjoined to continue carrying on their businesses by using the designated truck parks and booking for access into the ports on the Eto platform.

“The Authority thanked all stakeholders for their support towards the success of Eto since its introduction three weeks ago and seeks continued support in the determination to end truck congestion on access roads into the ports and improve service delivery.”

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NPA suspends export cargo receipts at Lagos ports

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