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Innovations to aid efficient logistics sector

Innovations to aid efficient logistics sector
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Engendering innovative measures to reduce freight logistics turnaround.

Nigeria’s transportation and logistics sector have long struggled to meet up with the required efficiency level which have slowed down the performance level of the sector. As a result, stakeholders have urged for the need for implementing innovative measures to address the problems of the logistics and transportation sector, as well as improve the sector’s efficiency. Especially now that decarbonization is becoming a global phenomenon. The stakeholders raised this concern at the 2022 conference of the annual general meeting of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, which was held in Lagos.

This conference which was themed “Sustainable Innovation in Global Logistics and Transport” witnessed the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo stated that the present trend in global transportation was posed at engendering innovative measures to drastically reduce freight logistics turnaround time and noise pollution, as well as the huge dependence on fossil fuel which have catalyzed the high level of greenhouse gas emission, CO2 in the air. Declaring the commencement of the general meeting, Sambo noted that recognizable innovations have been introduced towards converting freight vehicles to use sustainable fuel, as well as using a more sophisticated information and communication technology to boost efficient logistics.

Organizational ideas and innovative vehicles to be implemented.

Also noted that new organizational ideas in collaboration with innovative vehicles were being implemented to help achieve a sustainable use of resources. Represented by Ibrahim Mohammed Biu, the Deputy Director for Research and Statistics, Sambo stated that the Federal Government was making progress in its efforts of establishing an improvised transport infrastructure to ensure efficient transport and logistics. He revealed that the Port reform program which would decongest the port was being spearheaded to ensure ease of doing business at the ports by taking the port services closer to the importers and exporters.

He also stated the occurrence of a huge shift in the rail, road and maritime connection, so as to reduce the road congestion and increase the competitiveness of the transport and logistics sector. Admitting that the sector still has a lot of areas to improve on, he summoned transport researchers and regulators to work together to create innovative measures that would aid the development of the transportation sector. Sambo also commended the CILT for its consistent efforts in improving the efficiency of the transportation and logistics sector. The National President of CILT Nigeria, Mrs. Mfon Usoro also stated that with the global space moving towards decarbonization, the conference’ efforts were a necessary one, adding that it also fits into the conversation of sustainability measures of how the logistics and transport sector is conducted.

Dr. Bayero urged investors to make transport and logistics efficient.

Usoro, during this event that was well attended by numerous policymakers, legislators, transport and logistics operators, students, lawyers and other academics, stated that the conference is geared to result in a collaborative content development that would further place the country positively in the global Logistics Performance Index. Also, Adebayo Surami, a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Port Authority said that Nigeria currently faced infrastructural challenges that have hindered the exploitation of our human and natural resources, noting that the development of transport infrastructures was immensely important to improving the economic situation.

Dr. Bayero Salih-Farah, Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria, urged the investors make global logistics and transport efficient, economically viable, and environmentally friendly in the aspects of planning, management and operations. He noted that numerous countries, Nigeria included still struggled with managing the carbon blueprint from transport and logistics related activities. He also out pointed that many experts agree on transport and logistics being a major factor of Greenhouse Gas Emissions that threatens the lives of numerous people and environments.

Technological innovations to help address security problems.

He stated that with the sustainable and technological innovations on global logistics would immensely help in addressing recurring safety and security challenges that the logistics and transport sector experiences. Salih-Farah also noted the need to invest in digital transport technology like drones that can track the movement of oil tankers on coastal waters, railways, pipelines, borders and key infrastructure. He noted however that prioritizing investments on new and important areas of transport and logical skills which would keep the country up to date on the development of global transport and logistics.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
11 months ago

Logistics is a very important sector of the economy so any innovative ideas to boost it will be welcome be it the flight,rail,road system in order to boost the sector.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
11 months ago

An innovation should be made in logistic and transporting sector so to boost the efficiency and effective when a new idea is made it help to overcome any obstacle facing in the sector

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
11 months ago

I will advise prioritizing investments on new and important areas of transport and logical skills which would keep the country up to date on the development of global transport and logistics.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
11 months ago

Logistics is very important to any sector in any country economy innovative ideas to grow, it is very important

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
11 months ago

Nigeria’s transportation and logistics sector has struggled to meet efficiency requirements, slowing its performance.

Christiana
Christiana
11 months ago

Many industry professionals are in agreement that transportation and logistics are substantial contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, which endanger the lives of a great number of people and surroundings.

Bola12
Bola12
11 months ago

In order to go closer to reaching the goal of sustainable resource utilization, new organizational ideas and innovative vehicle concepts are both being put into practice.

Remi1
Remi1
11 months ago

Government should prioritize investments in cutting-edge and significant transportation sectors and logical expertise to keep the nation current with changes in international logistics and transportation

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
11 months ago

Significant advancements have been made toward the goal of transforming freight vehicles to run on sustainable fuel.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
11 months ago

By bringing port services closer to importers and exporters, the Port reform program aimed to reduce congestion at the ports and make doing business there less of a hassle.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
11 months ago

The Transportation & Logistics industry in Nigeria has been struggling for a long time to attain the requisite level of efficiency, which has caused a slowdown in the overall performance level of the sector.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
11 months ago

There have been notable advancements made toward converting freight cars to use sustainable fuel as well as employing a more advanced information and communication technology in order to boost the efficiency of logistics.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
11 months ago

To help achieve a sustainable use of resources, new organizational concepts were being applied in conjunction with cutting-edge vehicles.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
11 months ago

The Transportation & Logistics industry in Nigeria has been struggling for a long time to attain the requisite level of efficiency, which has caused a slowdown in the overall performance level of the sector.

Yomii
Yomii
11 months ago

The efforts that were put forth at the conference were essential, and the fact that it also fits into the discussion of sustainability measures for the way that the logistics and transport industry is done is an added bonus.

theApr
theApr
11 months ago

occurrence of a huge shift in the rail, road and maritime connection, so as to reduce the road congestion and increase the competitiveness of the transport and logistics sector.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
11 months ago

With the advancement of technology we should not be experiencing such hardship again. I believe that with the adoption of necessary technology innovation we should be able to develop more pass the problem.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
11 months ago

The logistics business really need serious intervention by the federal government.

Abusi
Abusi
11 months ago

We need new ideas and innovations to help promote our logistics operations in the country. Our vehicles need new operational ideas and developments.