National Port Authority Managing Director David Williams has described the services of members of the Port Truckers Association of Liberia as an ‘integral component of growth and development of the port industry’ through which the impact of the port is felt by people who live in environments that do not have access to seaports.
Mr. Williams wants the Truckers Association to see themselves as ambassadors of the port to the outside world, because their role is very crucial in the operation and administration of the port.
He made the statement over the weekend when he served as a guest speaker at the induction of the new leadership of the Port Truckers Association of Liberia (PTAL).
The NPA MD spoke on the theme: “The Importance of the Truckers in the Port Industry and their expected contribution to the growth and development of the Industry.”
Mr. Williams emphasized the invaluable services of the port truckers as they are always prepared to deliver cargoes to designated consignees and challenged them to ensure their trucks are road worthy.
He said as the Port Management strives to improve the sector, it is incumbent upon every port user to contribute to the growing wave of development by ensuring that the infrastructures are usable for everyone’s interest and a source of revenue generation.
He then encouraged the new corps of officers of the Truckers Association to seek advice and hold consultations with those who elected them to power so that their views are reflected in every decision of the association.