The Nigerian Ports Authority NPA and its partner, Truck Transit Park Limited (TTPL), have issued new directives to truckers and port operators to enhance the implementation of the e-call up system.
The NPA, in a directive to agents, freight forwarders and truckers, made it mandatory to obtain their tickets only when they are in a holding bay.
This is even as they acknowledged that the e-call up system has been compromised by fraudsters.
“We are currently investigating some cases where truck drivers were caught with counterfeited e-call up slip in order to by-pass security and officials saddled with the responsibility but we are on top of the situation.
“We will beat them to their game.
“This was the major factor responsible for the initial confusion on the major road within the first week of commencement of the e-call up system.
“We are determined to checkmate the illicit act,” NPA said on its official Twitter page on Wednesday.
But, the duo also said on Wednesday that, arising from assessment of the operations of the new call up system, they have issued new directive to truckers and port operators to enhance implementation of the e-call up system.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) & its Partner Trucks Transit Parks (TTP) said they are currently fine-tuning the e- call up to improve on your current experiences. Please take note of the following which comes into effect ASAP and inform other agents, freight forwarders and truckers.
The new directive to agents, freight forwarders and truckers, made it mandatory to obtain tickets only when they are in a holding bay.
It directed all flatbeds drivers from Ikeja industrial area and the environs to be serviced from either JOF truck park Oregun or Foru truck park Ojota.
It said, all flatbeds from Amuwo Apapa and the environs shall be serviced from H and C logistics trading enterprise, Amuwo Odofin and Army Truck Park, Mile 2.
It added that all flatbeds from the Army Truck Park and H and C logistics will serve the Tin-Can corridor only.
All trucks with Terminal Delivery Order, TDO, pairing shall be serviced by Anet Construction park and Bomarah Park. All export containers shall be serviced from the Foru Truck Park Ojota. Special BAU shall service all categories of trucks coming from the hinterland.
Hog-Amazon shall service all categories of trucks approaching from Ajah Epe axis.
All fish trucks shall continue the way they operate at the moment. Reefer containers shall be accommodated by a truck park. Shipping line holding bays as pre- gates shall go to the ports directly.
All Roro barges movements are approved through Lagferry Jetty at Mile 2 and landing points at Standard Flour Mills and GMT jetties at Creek Road, Apapa.
All movement shall be batched and sequenced by TTP. “Eto” tickets would only be generated to all agents and truckers on physical presence of the truck in the parks and confirmed by the operator.
“You are also advised to fund your wallets adequately to prevent delays in truck parks leading to additional charges”, the directive stated.