Lekki Port boosts cargo movement with booking system

Lekki Port boosts cargo movement with booking system
Lekki Seaport

 

As part of preparations for the commencement of commercial port operations, the shareholders of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, promoters of Lekki Deep Sea Port, have concluded plans to introduce Vehicles Booking System.

Speaking during the company’s extraordinary meeting recently in Lagos, the Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mr Laurence Smith, said that the VBS is widely used at all the major container terminals globally.

He also said that the platform would ensure that trucks are called via a booking system and will prevent ad-hoc allers from congesting the local road system.

Smith also advised that the construction of the truck park would go a long way to reduce the chaotic traffic associated with existing ports and avoid indiscriminate parking of trucks on the access road to the port.

“To support the truck park, Lekki Freeport Terminal will operate a vehicle booking system, which is widely used at all the major container terminals globally.

“Once the truck park is constructed, one can rest assured that the challenges associated with loss of person-hours in traffic congestion and delays in port operations will be minimised. We are doing everything possible to ensure that there is an ease in cargo movement out of Lekki Port. The objective is to ensure that gridlock does not become associated with Lekki Port within the Lekki axis,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Du Ruogang, explained that the truck park was necessary for the efficient and effective operations of the container terminal which will be operated by Lekki Freeport Terminal.

Ruogang added that the truck park will have an initial 153 truck parking slots, together with a security booth, offices and a waiting area.

To ensure optimal proximity, the truck park will be located at the north boundary of Lekki Port, to prevent unnecessary queues at the port’s gate when commercial operations begin next year.

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