The movement of cargoes and trailer from the Apapa Port in Lagos has begun after the completion of the railway leading to the port. The rail which is an extension of the Lagos-Ibadan railway will now move straight from the port to Ebute-Metta and other locations for offloading.
Recall that the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) had earlier announced that it has linked the Lagos-Ibadan rail tracks to the ever-busy Apapa port in Lagos.
According to CCECC, the connection was done on January 25, 2021.
The company, which has been handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project said it connected the rail tracks to the port with the “successful pouring of the last 25-meter monolithic track bed superstructure of Apapa Port Break Bulk Line.”
The Apapa port handles the most number of inward cargoes in Nigeria, accounting for about 39 percent of total inward cargoes.