ENL Consortium, the operator of Terminals C and D, Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, has partnered with a Chinese logistics giant, Sinoma Cargo International, to evacuate cargo from the port using barges as traffic in the area persists.
The partnership also incorporates Josephdam Port Services and Lianyungang Port of China.
Speaking at the China-Nigeria Core Liner Conference in Lagos recently, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Hasstrup, noted that the existing poor transport infrastructure in Nigeria is affecting the economic performance and competitiveness of the port.
Haastrup said, “We know what it is getting in and out of Apapa and discharging cargo because of the present traffic situation in the Apapa and its environs.”
The ENL Consortium CEO emphasized the importance of deploying intermodal means of transportation at the port, noting that continuous reliance on the road is no longer feasible and should be discouraged.
The General Manager, Sinoma Cargo, Li Zhanzhu who spoke through an interpreter, said the firm has established good cooperative relationship with ENL Consortium and Josephdam Port Services, which both handle several consignments shipped into Nigeria from China.