Container Accidents: No Seaport Access To Unregistered Trucks By March 1 – NPA

Following incessant incidents of truck accidents with containers falling off and causing loss of lives and properties, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that it had begun the registration of all trucks interested in operating in the seaports, and that from the March 1, 2016, trucks that are not registered with the authority will not be allowed to enter the ports to do business.

The general manager, Western Ports, Chief Michael K. Ajayi, also said that only trucks in very good conditions, registered and issued with non-transferable stickers, would be allowed to lift cargo in the ports, stressing that the NPA’s management was bent on ending the wave of accidents, either induced or related to container-laden trucks.

“A situation where a man closes from work and cannot get to his home as a result of container-related accidents must stop, and of course to get registered, we will do meticulous examinations of the truck heads, particulars, main body or carriage unit; tyres, breaking system, lifting jacks, wedges and engines as well as batteries, break lights, trafficator lights, fire extinguisher, and other warning devices like horns and caution signs,” Ajayi said.

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