By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
In a bit to end Apapa tragic gridlocks, the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has commenced the implementation of the electronic truck call-up system designed for the management of trucks movement and access to and from the Lagos ports complex and the Tin Can Island ports, Apapa Lagos Called ETO.
The NPA, announced the launch of Eto, an Electronic Truck call-up system designed for the management of truck movement and access to and from the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa, Lagos.
In a statement issued by the Assistant General Manager, cooperate and strategic communications, Ibrahim Nasiru said, all the trucks doing business at the ports will required to park at the approved truck parks until they are called up into the port through the Eto app. “The Eto app will be responsible for the scheduling, entry & exit of all trucks into the ports with effect from 27th Feb 2021.
“The management of the Authority solicits the cooperation of transporters, truck drivers, cargo owners, clearing agents shipping companies and all port users in implementation of the project, which will bring border and sanity to ports access roads.”
The NPA urged all truck drivers and owners to download the app or sign up for the system online at https://eto.ttp.com.ng before the commencement date to enable them to register accordingly.
It warned that therefusal to comply with the implantation of Eto will result in denial of access into the ports, impounding of trucks and withdrawal of registration/operating license.
Similarly, the empty containers can only be returned to the ports through the approved holding bays of shipping companies using the ETO platform. Noncompliance to the use of ETO and its guidelines will result in denial of access into the ports, impounding of trucks and withdrawal of registration/operating license.