The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it will commence the electronic call-up system to control entry and exit of trucks at the Apapa and Tin Can Island ports in Lagos, with effect from February 27.
This was announced in a statement by Ibrahim Nasiru, the authority’s assistant general manager, corporate and strategic communications division.
NPA directed that all trucks will be required to wait at the approved parks until they are allowed entry into the ports through the electronic call-up system application.
“The Eto application will be responsible for the scheduling, entry and exit of all trucks into the ports with effect from 27th February 2021,” the statement reads.
“Therefore, all transporters, trucks owners and truck drivers will be required to download the Eto App from Google play store or sign up at https://eto.ttp.com.ng before the commencement date to enable them register accordingly.”
NPA urged transporters, truck drivers, cargo owners, clearing agents, shipping companies and all port users to support the implementation of the project, which it said will ensure smooth operations.
It warned that non-compliance with the use of the app and its guidelines will result in denial of access into the ports, impounding of trucks and withdrawal of registration/operating licence.
“In addition to this, cargo owners should please note that empty containers can only be returned to the ports through the approved holding bays of shipping companies using the Eto Platform,” Nasiru said.
“It is the responsibility of the shipping company to move empty containers from their holding bay to the Port.
“All cargo owners have to do is drop their empty containers at the holding bay of the shipping company. The shipping company will then make the necessary bookings on the Eto platform to return empty containers to the Port.”