Shippers’ Council Calls For Efficiency Of Call-Up System At Ports 

  The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on Tuesday called for efficiency of the Call Up System at the ports.

Bello who said this at a stakeholders meeting organized by the council in Apapa blamed the traffic gridlock witnessed at the ports to the closure of the nation's land borders. 

Bello who was represented at the event by the Director, Inland Services of the Council, Mr. Akintunde Makinde, described the border closure as a good problem. 

"I want to tell us here that we have a looming congestion in our Lagos ports and this is caused by the closure of our borders which has given us what we can call a good problem", he said. 

According to him, "because the cargoes which wre being diverted to the land borders are now coming in through the seaports, this has shot up the throughout at the ports" 

Bello however blamed the gridlock on Apapa port access roads as one of the major causes of the congestion at the ports. 

"The gridlock on the port access roads is another cause of the congestion at the ports. In view of the above the NSC convened this meeting to consider actions and measures to put in place to address the congestion" 

He maintained that the meeting will also discuss the efficiency of the terminal operators at the ports.