Uber to introduce trucking system at seaports
UBER Technology Incorporations maybe launching Ubertruck in lagos to ease the challenges associated with truck business at Nigerian ports, as well as possibly reduce the high cost of cargo haulage at the port.
This is coming few months after the company delved into water transportation business in lagos.
Chairman of the Association of Nigerian licensed Customs Agents, Segun Oduntan, in a recent media briefing, revealed that the association was already in consultation with Uber and that the project was 80 per cent completed and would be starting soon.
In October, the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria said that it would deploy Uber transport system to aid the traffic situation at the port.
Also, the executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello, had stressed the need for integration of all haulage operators at the port, lamenting that most of the trucks operating at the port were rickety.
with the introduction of Ubertruck, Oduntan who is the Chairman of Settle Systems Nigeria limited, said the company would be injecting new trucks into the system in order to assist the existing transporters.
He said the system would also guarantee cargo security and eliminate diversion or theft. According to him, owners of cargoes will be able to monitor and trace the current location of their cargo through Uber application.