explore the use of the railway in cargo movement across the country for port
Apapa, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos.
cargo movement ; the water and the road; covering trucks and railway for it to
succeed in its operations.
any port, especially our Nigerian ports, must be dependent on three angles; the
water angle and the road angle, of course the road angle divided on the trucks
and the railway.
three. We already have an existing road angle through which we move cargoes
including containers and other general cargo that leaves Lagos ports.
and the trucks themselves. And of course, we know the condition of the roads. So
the management of the Nigerian Ports has been partnering with the Federal
Ministry of Works for the repairs of these access roads.
exploring more aggressively, like the railway. The railway is one track that
can really ease a lot of stress on the roads, including by moving a large
volume of cargo.”
Lagos port complex terminates directly to Kaduna and Kano, enabling the inland
container depot in Kano to be moving some boxes.
weekly movement to Kano would be more frequent.
through the water ways as it had started discussions with some stakeholders.
beginning to look towards using the waterways to move cargo.
discussions in such a way to see the possibility of using our extensive
waterways to move cargo, not just within Lagos itself, but
maybe out of Lagos.
used in some other parts of the world much more seriously in such a way that you
don’t even see boxes; you don’t even see containers on the roads.”
proposed project considering the management’s support for the initiative.