The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the take-off of its electronic call-up system for trucks at the nation’s two major ports – the Lagos Ports Complex and Tin-Can Island Ports, both in Lagos.
This new development was announced on Friday via the authority’s verified Twitter handle @nigerianports.
According to the plan, critical stakeholders in the logistics ecosystem at the ports – transporters, truck drivers, cargo owners, clearing agents and shipping companies are expected to download an App called Eto which will be responsible for scheduling, entry and exit of trucks into the ports.
The new electronic scheduling will take off on February 27, 2021.
The statement reads, “All trucks doing business at the ports will be 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
“Therefore, all transporters, trucks owners and truck drivers will be required to download the Eto App from Google play store or sign up at http://eto.ttp.com.ng before the commencement date to enable them to register accordingly.
“The management of the Authority solicits the 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 authority warned that non-compliance with the use of Eto and its guidelines will result in denial of access into the Ports, impounding of trucks and possible withdrawal of registration/operating license.