TTP Moves To Sanities $1.5 Billion Lekki Port

Trucks Transit Parks (TTP) Limited has announced the deployment of an electronic call-up system, known as ‘ETO’ to the $1.5 billion Lekki deep seaport to ease traffic along the axis.

This is coming on the heels of concerns raised by residents and relevant stakeholders about trucks flooding and causing traffic along the Lekki-Epe-Eleko corridor due to the arrival of cargo and commencement of operations at the facility.

The port received the first commercial vessel on April 6 this year, named GSL Alice, with containers for a company in the Lagos Free Zone and empty ones.

Co-founder and Managing Director, of TTP, Jama Onwubuariri, told The Guardian at the weekend that the firm had engaged the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Lagos State government, and relevant stakeholders for planning and deployment of the ETO system for trucks.

Recall that as part of efforts to address the traffic, there is an ongoing construction of a truck park by shareholders of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, which would have an initial 153 parking slots, a security booth, offices, and a waiting area.

Onwubuariri expressed confidence that the concerns would be a thing of the past.
He said the solution would also promote efficiency in and out of the facility.

The TTP boss observed that the successes recorded at Apapa and Tin Can ports, with the electronic call-up system, would now be replicated at the Lekki facility.

According to him, about 1.3 million port-bound and non-port trucks have so far been processed via the call-up system in its two years of operations at Apapa and Tin-Can facilities.

“Our technology has proven to be effective in easing traffic and promoting efficiency in the movement of cargo in and out of the ports,” he said.

“We are confident that similar success can be replicated in the Lekki-Epe axis, should the electronic call-up system be introduced, and the concerns over traffic that residents and businesses are currently expressing will be eradicated to the barest minimum,” he said.

Onwubuariri indicated that his team was ready to deploy the technology immediately after NPA expresses readiness.

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