A local freight forwarding and logistics service provider, Hull Blyth, said it has opened a rail hub in Wasimi, in the Ewekoro local government area, in Ogun state, for businesses from import and export.
The Wasimi Rail Hub is the first of such companies in Nigeria and will allow shippers to receive and import containers from the port of Apapa as well as send export containers or empty containers to the port by rail. .
Hull Blyth Managing Director Mr. Christian Holm said in an electronic statement that the new rail hub would save shippers the challenge and high cost of transporting their containers to / from the port by road.
“We started this project because we are concerned about the difficulties experienced by shippers in moving their boxes to and from the port of Apapa in Lagos due to the congestion on the access road to the port.
“We are happy to inform all shippers in the southwest and other parts of Nigeria that they no longer have to worry about transporting their containers by truck to Apapa. Just send it to us in Wasimi and we’ll be happy to move it to Apapa Port by rail.
“Importers should also just hand their shipments to us at the Port of Apapa and we will transport them by rail to Wasimi from where they will be on their way to the final destination,” said Mr. Holm.
The managing director of Hull Blyth said empty containers returned to the Wasimi Rail Hub will not result in demurrage as they will be deemed to have been returned to the shipping company.