The Nigerian Shippers Council and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are partnering on easing the gridlock within the Tin Can Island Port due to the ongoing reconstruction of the Tin Can Port axis of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.
The Executive Secretary of Shippers Council, Barr Hassan Bello, together with officers of the FRSC recently undertook an inspection tour of the Tin Can Island ports access roads with a view to figuring out how movement of trucks through the artery can be made easier.
According to Rakiya Zubairu, Head of Public Relations of the Council, Bello as part of efforts to ensure ease of doing business at the port had also visited some shipping companies and terminals to discuss, among other things, the effect of the Apapa gridlock on their businesses, particularly in the festive season.
She said “The visit to Tin Can Island was to explore some suggestions made by some terminals on the possibility of opening up certain parts of the road to ensure easy movement of trucks”
Also on the inspection with the Shippers Council boss was Mr. John Jenkins, Managing Director, Ports and Cargo, Handling Service Limited, Sector Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide of FRSC