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NPA opens 72 hours access window for export trucks to avert delay

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has opened a 72-hour access window for all export trucks to access various terminals.

This is in line with the Ports Authority’s effort to reduce congestion and encourage the timely movement of export cargo into Lagos Ports.

According to the NPA, export cargo trucks that fail to access the ports within the time frame will have their access tickets deactivated automatically.

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A notice to stakeholders titled ‘Important Update: Revised Access Window for left-Pregated Export Trucks,’ issued by the management of Truck Transit Parks Limited (TTP) on behalf of the NPA, the NPA said the new policy aims at improving traffic flow and reducing congestion around the port access roads.

“The Nigerian Ports Authority has issued an important notice for all stakeholders in the port ecosystem. Effective Monday, April 22, 2024, a policy will be implemented regarding access to the port terminals for left-pregated export trucks.

“All left pregated export trucks will now have only 72 hours to access the designated terminal after leaving the Export Processing Terminal. Failure to access the port within a 72hour window will result in the automatic deactivation of the truck’s access ticket,” the notice reads.

It further encouraged truckers to plan to reach the port within the designated timeframe.