The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has resumed the movement of cargoes in containers by rail to Kano and Kaduna Inland Dry Ports.
Ismail Yusuf, Managing Director of Inland Containers Nigeria Limited ICNL, who confirmed the development to journalists in Lagos, said about forty containers have so far been moved.
He explained that the movement by rail will contribute to cost reduction, time-saving and further ensure the safety of the consignments.
According to him, it will now cost half of what is presently spent on road haulage to move containers by rail.
“As you know the Federal Government is encouraging the Nigerian Railway Corporation to ensure movement of cargo from the seaport to the hinterland and this is very critical to our Kano bonded terminal and Kaduna Inland Dry Port, which is our subsidiary company.
“It has been fruitful and the railway corporation had commenced movement of cargo from the seaport to the hinterland, that is to ICNL and Kaduna Dry Port.”
By Providence Adeyinka