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Firm decries blockade of port access road by Customs overtime cargoes

PORT and Cargo Handling Services has  decried the  continuous blockade of the port access road, warning that if urgent measures were not taken, it could lead to port congestion.

Speaking to newsmen, Managing Director of Port and Cargo Handling Services, Mr. John Jenkins said the only way to  its terminal had been taken over by the vehicles and goods seized by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Jenkins said his management team had done everything possible to make Customs see reasons for the access road to be cleared, adding that obstruction of their portion of the road was the major challenge facing their operations.

He further warned that a permanent solution needs to be found to the situation as it has reduced their efficiency and is giving a bad impression of the firm to its various public. The Port and Cargo boss also disclosed that a plan to construct a new exit gate has been submitted with a view to getting out of the service lane.

Besides the issue of the common user access road, another major challenge the terminal is grappling with is the non-connectivity to public light adding that their operations have been running on generators since they took over the terminal.


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