HeadlinesPorts Management Video explanation insert: NPA kick-starts electronic call-up system for trucks in February By maritimemag January 23, 202157 views ShareTweet 0 Funso Olojo | The much anticipated electronic call up system for trucks by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will finally commence in February 27th, 2021. In a press statement sent to the Nigeriamaritime 360 and signed by Ibrahim Nasiru, the Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, the NPA said the electronic call up system was part of its untiring efforts to find permanent solution to the malignant traffic gridlock at Apapa ports and the environment. According to the press statement, the electronic system is an effective management of truck movement and access to and from the Lagos ports complex and the Tin Can Island ports. The system is being driven by a special application called ETO App. which whoever wants to key into the system must first download from Google play store. “All trucks doing business at the ports will be required to park at the approved truck parks until they are called up into the port through the Eto app. “The Eto application will be responsible for the scheduling, entry and exit of all trucks into the ports with effect from 27th February 2021. “Therefore, all transporters, trucks owners and truck drivers will be required to download the Eto App from Google play store or sign up at http://eto.ttp.com.ng before the commencement date to enable them register accordingly. Watch video: “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. ” It is the responsibility of the shipping company to move empty containers from their holding bay to the Port. “All what 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”. The NPA management solicited for the cooperation of all the stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with the new system in a bid to rid the Lagos ports access roads of the traffic gridlock menance. “The management of the NPA solicits the cooperation of transporters, truck drivers, cargo owners, clearing agents,shipping companies and all port users in the implementation of the project, which will bring order and sanity to the ports access roads” The agency however declared that any port user such as truck owner, customs agent and shipping company that fails to comply with the guidelines of the electronic call-up system for trucks will be denied access into the ports and have his registration and operating license withdrawn. Please see the video below: “Non-compliance to the use of Eto and its guidelines will result in denial of access into the Ports, impounding of trucks and withdrawal of registration/operating license”, declared the NPA. The agency however advised the stakeholders to avail themselves of detailed guidelines of the electronic system as contained in the video below for better appreciation of the novel idea. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.