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Apapa traffic harms container transport

Traffic gridlock on Apapa/Oshodi express road, due to slow construction job of the road by Julius Berger and commuter spent sever hours on the road. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The rapid increase in the cost of hauling containers from the Apapa Port to warehouses within Lagos is giving importers sleepless nights as the cargo delivery charge is now N700, 000 per container, which is over 483 percent increase against the N120, 000 charged for a 40-foot container and 80, 000 charged for 20-foot container few months ago.

Mr. Jude Okeke, an importer and also the leader of the Association of Progressive Traders (ATP), Trade Fair Complex, posited that this situation will keep on affecting the prices of goods in the market, which will keep increasing.

“With the uncertainty in bringing cargo through the Apapa Ports, the importers might be compelled to use neighboring country’s ports to ship in their cargoes”, he stated.

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Source: Vanguard
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