Trucks Transit Parks set to deploy e-tags

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In a bid to enable the ease of doing business at the nation’s seaports, the Trucks Transit Parks (TTP) has announced a strategic collaboration with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to deploy the use of e-tags on port-bound trucks.

This initiative, according to TTP spokesperson Nancy Nnamdi, will address challenges related to non-compliance with standard operating procedures in the administration of the electronic call-up scheme, particularly the minimum safety standard for trucks.

She said after extensive deliberations with key stakeholders, the TTP has “committed to shouldering the entire financial burden of the project, which shows its unwavering dedication to fostering long-term investments in advancing the digital infrastructure of Nigeria’s ports”.

Also speaking on the initiative, the Managing Director of TTP, Jama Onwubuariri said, “We are dedicated to investing hundreds of millions in this project, because we firmly believe in the long-term sustainability of the port ecosystem and we are proud to partner with the NPA and the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy to deploy the e-tag technology, paving the way for enhanced efficiency, security, and enabling the business environment for the nation.”

The new initiative is expected to cover all trucks accessing both Apapa and Tin Can Island ports including trucks belonging to manufacturing concerns operating within the port premises.