Trucks Transit Parks Calls for Adoption of e-Tag, EITN at Lagos Ports

December 30, 2023
TTP RFID E-tag EITN Lagos Ports Jama Onwubuariri

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

To streamline truck movements within Lagos ports, the government must adopt Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)/e-tags and the e-Call-up Interchange Transaction Number (EITN).

This is the submission of a leading technology company specialising in mobility solutions, Trucks Transit Parks (TTP) Limited.

The Managing Director of TTP, Mr Jama Onwubuariri, while speaking at a recent stakeholders’ engagement forum held at the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), noted that e-tags affixed to vehicle windshields will also improve security and access control at the Apapa and the Tincan ports.

He said the implementation of EITN will reduce illegitimate traffic, enhance transaction phase correlation, provide better coordination of truck movements within ports, prevent crisscrossing between terminals, and support integrated security check activities.

“The deployment of RFID/E-tag and EITN is pivotal to addressing the challenges faced in the Lagos ports.

“TTP is committed to providing innovative solutions that enhance efficiency, reduce congestion, and create a seamless experience for stakeholders in the maritime sector,” Mr Onwubuariri declared.

The forum was organised recently by the NPA to discuss the resurgence of traffic gridlock along the Apapa Port corridor and assess the efficiency of the Electronic Callup System known as eto, designed by TTP.

The key challenges discussed at the gathering included the drop in terminal efficiency, which has contributed significantly to the persistent gridlock at port corridors; and the status of information technology infrastructural installations across park facilities, with some parks allegedly operating without fulfilling standard requirements.

Concerns were also raised about wet cargo operations, emphasizing the need for an electronic call-up system for tanker operations to alleviate congestion. Truckers’ attitudes toward standard operating procedures for the E-callup system were also identified as a major driver of congestion.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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