Lagos/Ibadan railway: First container freight train sets off from Apapa port

The first container freight train of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, built by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company(CCECC), has set off from Apapa Port in Lagos, Nigeria.

According to a statement on CCECC’s website, on Thursday the container carried 40-foot containers to Ibadan.

“It departed from Apapa Port and carried a total of 30 40-foot containers, arriving at Ibadan station in just two and a half hours,” it read.

‘This train is the first container freight train after the cement freight train started operating on July 4th’”.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation plans to operate one pair of container trains daily and gradually increase the number of trains as the demand grows, improving the railway transportation system behind Lagos Port.

Kehinde Olusegun

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