Vanguard Maritime News, Wednesday 16 December, 2020 Page 4
By Godfrey Bivbere
AS the slow pace of work at the Tin-can end of the port access road continues resulting in difficulty in evacuation of cargo, congestion has built up leading to over 40 ships waiting at the anchorage for berthing space.
The situation brings to the fore need to provide alternative routes for cargo evacuation as port activities at Tin Can Island Port have almost collapsed.
Though the construction of the road is ongoing, some stakeholders are of the view that the slow pace of work by the contractors is affecting port operations at Tin-can Island port.
Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, Hassan Bello while visiting Ports and Cargo terminal, said government is serious about fixing the port access roads, assuring that work on the road will soon be completed.
He said government is working on short term plans to facilitate evacuation of cargoes from Tin Can Port.