Logistics experts chart the course for an efficient intermodal transport system | The Guardian Nigeria News
While Nigeria is ranked 126th out of 150 on the global Logistics Performance Index (LPI), players in the logistics and transport chain have expressed the need for a turnaround in the development of the sector.
They argued that it was relevant for the country to operate on par with the community of nations for economic competitiveness.
Stakeholders, who noted that the importance of logistics in the economic development of nations cannot be overstated, argued that wherever GPIs are low, the nation’s economy is vulnerable and susceptible to uncertainty and high business risks.
Addressing a press conference ahead of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (CILT) National Conference and Annual General Meeting 2022, the Institute’s Planning Committee Chairman, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku, said that given the socio-economic phenomena witnessed in Nigeria from the recent past to the present day, policy makers and operators among others must embrace sustainability and competitiveness within the league of nations allied to achieve the desired objective.
Noting that intermodality was key to Nigeria’s development, he lamented that the country still operates a mono-structured mode of transport.
According to him, the conference will set the particular direction where policy makers can come together to ensure an expanded mode of transportation.
“It is necessary to reduce the disorder in Apapa. We intend to dig deeper into the practical steps of improving the observed shortcomings of the sector and building the resilience of the broad industry through applied methodologies,” he said.
He said the conference, to be held on October 11-12, 2022 in Lagos, is themed “Sustainable Innovations in Global Logistics and Transport”.
Don said the conference, which is expected to attract dozens of delegates, will encourage multidisciplinary networking, provide platforms for scholars and professionals to identify and examine challenges, as well as propose effective solutions for national logistics and transport operations.
He said the conference will lead conversations, primarily aimed at interrogating the future of logistics and transport operations in Nigeria, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing service environment, technological innovations and a extensive planning dynamics that characterize logistics, transportation and the supply chain today. time.
As part of the conference, he added that there will be a technical tour of Lekki Deep Seaport and Eko Atlantic City, to share their development stories, strategies for current levels of success and future plans.