Leadership, Monday, December 23, 2019 page 48
Stakeholders are seeking for better connectivity in the nation’s transportation systems in order to support and promote seamless operations for a better economy.
They made the recommendation recently at the Face of Nigeria Transport and Logistics (FNTL)conference held at the Welcome Center in Lagos.
A representative of Executive secretary/Chief Executive officer, Nigeria shippers’ council Mr.Nane Nanbol in his paper titled ”Inland Dry Port and the Hinterland connectivity: Shippers Council Experience, called for a hand to be on deck in the quest for better connectivity in the transportation system across the board.
Nanbol acknowledges that the functionality of all transportation modes in the country land, rail, sea, air was what the country needed under the present economic realities to boost the economy going forward. He acknowledged the Nigerian Shippers’ Council positive performance within its power to promote inter-modalism noting the advantages of Inland Dry Port which includes: Free flow of traffic at the seaports, provision of quick and safe access to port facilities to and from inland transport networks, decongest the seaports by increasing storage facilities, with shipping services brought to the doorsteps of shippers/consumers across the nation and most importantly generation of employment opportunities for the populace