From Jerry Aguigbo
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has kick started its truck callup system (ETO), designed for the management of truck movement into and from the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos.
A statement from the NPA has directed that all trucks doing business at the ports would be required to park at the approved truck parks till they are called up into the port through the Eto app.
The Eto app would be responsible for the scheduling, entry and exit of all trucks into the ports with effect from 27th February, 2021, the statement read.
Hence all transporters, trucks owners and truck drivers will be required to download the ETO before the commencement date to enable them register accordingly.
The NPA craves the indulgence and cooperation of transporters, truck drivers, cargo owners, clearing agents, shipping companies and all port users in the implementation of the project, which will bring order and sanity to the ports access roads.
The Authourity also warned that “non-compliance to the use of Eto and its guidelines would result in denial of access into the ports, impounding of trucks and withdrawal of registration and operating license”