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Expert wants more truck terminals, holding bays at Nigerian ports

 The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative
Council, Chief Kunle Folarin, has decried dearth of holding bays for trucks due
to the existence of commercial and residential structures near the port

He told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that there was need for three or four
truck terminals and holding bays at Apapa and Tin Can Island ports to manage
the present cargo flow.
said that the ports required more holding bays and truck terminals to ease
traffic jam caused when the trucks take over the roads.
Apapa Port, not up to even 100 metres from the port, there are commercial
buildings, almost even at the gate of the port. The same thing you are talking
of holding bay.
are the basic elements in a holding bay? Access to the port corridor,that is
the first one.
“If you
now are talking of specific, 500 metres from Tin Can Port is full of
residential houses. Where are you going to put the holding bay?
through its agencies is building a holding bay across the Tin Can Island port.
But a holding bay is an effort. But probably you will need more.
“If you
look at the cargo flow and the traffic flow, and the number of trucks that we
need to service that cargo flow, you will now know that there is need to be
three or four truck terminals and holding bays.”

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