Dry ports to be linked with rail lines - Shippers Council
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Bar. Hassan Bello, has said the six dry ports (inland container deports - ICDs) being built across the country through public private partnership will be linked to rail lines to ease movement of cargo.
He stated this during a meeting with the various concessionaires and the minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to discuss issues bothering on the development of ICDs Projects across the country.
The ICDs will be located in Kano, Kaduna, Funtua in Katsina State, Isiala Agwa in Abia, Jos in Plateau and Ibadan in Oyo State and all will be linked to the railways down to the sea ports, he said.
“The railway lines been developed are also to be linked to the ICDs so that imported goods can get to Nigerians quickly without the stress of having to truck them all the way from Lagos, Port Harcourt or Warri,” he said.