Nigerian roads should literarily be ”jubilating” as the revamped railways sector has facilitated the long haul of containerized cargoes by rail to distant parts of Nigeria as far as Kano and Kaduna, over 1,000 kms away from Lagos APM Terminals, Apapa Wharf, Lagos.
.With 20 loaded wagons on the maiden trip (each can carry two 20fts or one 40ft containers), between 20 and 40 trailers or trucks will be off the roads, reducing incidents and wear and tear on our motorways.
More reports later.
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