Apapa gridlock: Export carries rot away in warehouses
By Precious Chimezie..,.
Non-oil exporters have lamented the negative impact of the Apapa gridlock and port congestion on their earnings.
One of the exporters, Mr. Sotonye Anga, told our correspondent that the situation was causing a delay in shipment, adding that shipment that should ordinarily take one day was beginning to take five days.
He said because of this, exporters were unable to meet up with their contractual obligations and even as they had their capital tied up in banks.
“When we should have shipped more, we are shipping less. There are so many warehouses filled with goods that should have been exported. And when these goods stay too long in the warehouses, they lose their original value. This is impacting negatively on our earnings,” he said.