Deplorable port road hinders container transfer

The deplorable road at the Tincan- Coconut axis of Apapa Oshodi express road is currently hindering transfer of containers from the port to off dock terminals in Lagos.



The General Manager, SIFAX Off Dock Limited, Mr. Oliver Omajuwa,in a statement, said in Lagos that there had been tremendous delay in container transfers from various ports where offdock terminals receive consignments because of the deplorable state of the access road,.



He explained that this had resulted in loss of revenue as the company could not charge client until containers were successfully received in its terminal. Omajuwa complained that bonded terminals operating around the axis had lost revenue in storage, idle man-hour and electricity power wastage.



Besides, he said that the terminals must be powered irrespective of whether the containers come in or not, stressing that overtime and inconvenience allowances to staff as well as other mobilisation costs to various groups and agencies must be paid.


He urged the Federal Government to fix the road.Omajuwa said: “The palliative measures currently embarked upon by stakeholders around the axis are not moving as expected.



The road is in an epileptic state and it’s already threatening the existence of all businesses around Coconut area.”



Omajuwa that the early rains coming in February was an indication that 2018 might likely be a year of heavy rains, with devastating effects on businesses operating in the axis as well as other road users.

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