THE Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, in collaboration with the management of the Truck Transit Parks Limited, TTP, have commenced moves to improve cargo delivery by introducing Electronic tags (E-tags) for ease of entry into and exit from the ports.

In a statement, Managing Director of TTP, Mr. Jama Onwubuariri, said that the new innovation comes at no cost to truckers, adding that the initiative promises to revolutionize port efficiency and security.

Onwubuariri also said that the initiative will address challenges related to non-compliance with Minimum Standard Procedure, MSP.

He stated: “This initiative aims to address challenges related to non-compliance with standard operating procedures in the administration of the electronic call-up scheme, particularly concerning the MSS, and to improve the ease of doing business for truckers and the maritime or blue economy.

“The decision comes in the wake of the Managing Director of NPA endorsing the deployment of E-tag technology as a viable solution during an expanded stakeholders meeting recently in Lagos.

“Following extensive discussions and strategic deliberations with key stakeholders and NPA, TTP has committed to shouldering the entire financial burden of the project, signalling its unwavering dedication to fostering long-term investments in advancing the digital infrastructure of Nigeria’s ports.

“The project which will further enable the ease of doing business for the port and its community, underscores TTP’s steadfast commitment to driving efficiency and promoting the adoption of cutting-edge technology within the maritime sector, in supporting the goals of the NPA and the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Committee PEBEC.