” Terminal operators have, however, expressed readiness to purchase and maintain the scanners but the equipment will be maintained by the service.
“This will make our port more efficient, competitive and efficient in the sub-region,’ he said.
However, the NPA helmsman lamented that discussions among some terminal operators are inconclusive while some terminal operators are yet to give necessary feedback to the authority.
In his submission to the minister, Bello-Koko said the nation’s seaports need to explore alternative sources of power generation to the seaport because of the rising cost of power generation to the seaport.
He called for the reconstruction of the collapsed quay apron at the Tin-Can Island port and collapsed jetty at Continental Shipyard.
According to him, “Matters requiring urgent attention include the reconstruction of the quay apron at Tin Can Island Port complex and collapsed jetty at Continental Shipyard Ltd. Reconstruction of a collapsed berth at Federal Lighter Terminal (FLT) and fencing of common user port facility inline with the specification of International Ships and Ports Facility (ISPS), code.
“Also, reconstruction of the collapsed breakwater at Delta Port and the rising cost of power generation (electricity) in the port and the need to commence procurement of alternative source of power.
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