NPA suspends export receipts at Lagos ports



The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday announced a 14-day suspension of export receipts at the two major seaports in Lagos namely the Lagos Port Complex Apapa and the Tin Can Island Port Complex.

NPA spokesman, Ibrahim Nasiru, said in a statement in Lagos on Monday that the suspension, which applies to the two seaports and all satellite truck parks, is with effect immediate effect.

He said the suspension was part of efforts to improve access into, and service delivery at the ports.

“This development is necessitated by the need for consultations with export cargo stakeholders, and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) on the harmonisation of procedures required of owners of this category of cargo.

“Stakeholders should please note that this suspension does not affect export refrigerated cargo and trucks whose operators have secured call up tickets as at Friday March 19, 2021.

“All other segments of port users are enjoined to continue carrying on their businesses by using the designated truck parks and booking for access into the ports on the Eto platform.

“The authority thanks all stakeholders for their support towards the success of Eto since its introduction three weeks ago and seeks continued support in the determination to end truck congestion on access roads into the ports and improve service delivery,” the statement read.

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