– Says it has impacted transport industry negatively
Lagos — The Council for Maritime Transport Unions and Association, COMTUA, has commenced moves galvanize support to abolish the electronic call up system initiated by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and currently being managed by the Transit Truck Parks TTP.
In a letter dated September 2, 2023, and signed by the President of COMTUA, Mr. Yinka Aroyewun said that the electronic call-up regime, which was implemented with the aim of bringing order and efficiency to the movement of trucks within the transport system, has unfortunately failed to live up to its intended purpose.
Aroyewun also said that the irregularities and failures of the TTP have become increasingly evident, leading to disruptions, delays, and economic losses for all stakeholders involved.
He said: “We, the Council of Maritime Transport Unions and Associations, write to you today to address a matter of utmost importance concerning the electronic call-up regime and the failure of the Truck Transit Park (TTP) Limited.
“It is with deep concern that we bring to your attention the irregularities and inadequacies that have plagued the operations of the Truck Transit Park. The electronic call-up regime, which was implemented with the aim of bringing order and efficiency to the movement of trucks within the transport system, has unfortunately failed to live up to its intended purpose.
“The Council of Maritime Transport Unions and Associations has consistently voiced its reservations regarding the functioning of the Truck Transit Park and the subsequent negative impact on the maritime transport industry. We have been met with opposition and skepticism from individuals and corporate organizations who initially defended the TTP.
“However, we are pleased to inform the general public that many of these individuals and corporate organizations have now come to realize the merit in our position. The irregularities and failures of the TTP have become increasingly evident, leading to disruptions, delays, and economic losses for all stakeholders involved.
“We firmly believe that the time has come for us to unite as stakeholders in the maritime transport industry and call for the abolition of the Truck Transit Park limited. The inefficiencies and shortcomings of the TTP not only hinder the growth and development of our industry but also affect the overall economic progress of our nation.
“We humbly request the support and cooperation of all members of the general public to join hands with the Council of Maritime Transport Unions and Associations in our endeavor to bring about positive change. By working together, we can collectively address the challenges posed by the TTP and strive towards a more efficient and effective transport system.
“We urge you to engage in constructive dialogue, raise awareness about the failures of the TTP, and actively participate in discussions and initiatives aimed at finding viable alternatives. Let us foster a culture of synergy and cooperation among stakeholders, including transport unions, associations, regulatory bodies, and government agencies, to ensure the smooth and seamless movement of goods across our transportation networks.
“We appeal to every citizen to lend their voice and support to our cause. Together, we can make a difference and advocate for a transport system that truly serves the best interests of all stakeholders involved.
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