OSHODI-APAPA EXPRESSWAY GRIDLOCK: LAGOS GIVES TANKER/TRUCK DRIVERS 48 HOURS TO RELOCATE

Following persistent traffic gridlock in Apapa area which has spilled over into some parts of the state, the Lagos State Government, yesterday, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to tanker drivers parked within 300 meters of fuel depots in the state to relocate to safe parking lots pending the availability of petroleum products Hundreds of tankers had suddenly emerged on the Eko […]

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COUNTING THE EXTREME COSTS OF APAPA GRIDLOCK: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GETS A 30-DAY ULTIMATUM

Naturally and for a long time now, Apapa traffic has always been a basket case. However, the experience within that axis in the past few weeks could best be described as ‘hell on earth’. The protracted traffic gridlock especially around the port area has been somewhat of a nightmare- a nightmare that has taken extreme toll on all relevant stakeholders […]

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NAIJA TRUCKERS DEBUTS. DOWNLOAD IT HERE FOR FREE!

The fast-paced world of haulage and logistics is set to witness a major boost with the grand entry of NAIJA TRUCKERS into the industry. NAIJA TRUCKERS, another landmark accomplishment from the stables of Haulage Report Now shall be principally committed to reporting the developments in the haulage and logistics industry of Nigeria. It shall offer a rich platform through which the uniqueness of […]

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WEIGHBRIDGES: FUNCTIONALITY AND ACCURACY (PART TWO)

OTHER FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT ACCURACY OF WEIGHBRIDGE A credible weight system is essential for any industry using the measurement of weight as a benchmark for sale of a product. Understanding the factors affecting the accuracy of weighbridge systems is therefore considered vital if measurement errors are to be minimized. Whether weight, or volume calculated from a weight measure, is […]

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WEIGHBRIDGES: FUNCTIONALITY AND ACCURACY (PART ONE)

PROLOGUE: REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATED WITH WEIGHING SYSTEMS Recently, a concrete making firm decided to overhaul the personnel manning its weighbridge system which had been installed for the purpose of receiving cement delivery, a critical raw material in its production process. The cement delivery to the firm usually comes in 30ton (approximate) bulk cement tankers. The findings they made in the […]

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AMAZON PRIME AIR: UNMANNED DRONES TO SHIP PACKAGES IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS

Ever wondered what the next-level logistics will look like? A global brand is already blazing the trail. Enjoy this report by Chris Smith courtesy of Yahoo! News. Amazon on Sunday (Dec.01.2013) unveiled a bold new shipping initiative during CBS‘s popular TV show “60 Minutes:” Amazon Prime Air, which aims to ship packages to your door via air in 30 minutes […]

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THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY POLICY AND THE NEW IMPORT TARIFF: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT (PART FOUR)

A Boost to Employment: Flying a Ruse! It was also stated that the new tariff will create employment almost immediately. Two employment generating windows were identified as possible spinoff of the new tariff regime. First, it is claimed that many multinational car manufacturers will, on account of the new tariff regime, be induced or practically fall over themselves to set […]

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THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY POLICY AND THE NEW IMPORT TARIFF: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT (PART THREE)

A REVIEW OF THE NEW AUTOMOTIVE IMPORT TARIFF When the Minister of Trade and Industry stated that the new tariff regime will among other things “make imported cars more expensive thus, promoting the purchase of locally manufactured vehicles”, a number of issues readily come to mind. Some of the incontrovertible facts that flood the mind are adequately captured in the […]

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