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12 ships waiting to discharge petrol in Lagos ports – NPA

17 September 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – TWELVE ships are waiting to discharge petrol at various oil terminals within the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said.

This is according to the `Shipping Position’, a daily publication of NPA made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

The document reported that five other ships were waiting to discharge bulk wheat, general cargoes and rice.

It indicated that 19 ships were also discharging fish, rice, base oil, bulk wheat and fertiliser.

The document reported that 75 ships carrying different cargoes would sail into the ports between September 17 and October 4.
It also said that that nine of the expected ships would arrive with petroleum products.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a breakdown showed that 35 ships would arrive in Lagos ports this week.

NPA said the ships would sail in with used and old vehicles, rice, fish, containers, general cargoes, wheat, gypsum, bulk sugar and petroleum products.

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  • Hopefully, this will boost fuel supply within the system, however, it also serves as a sad reminder of the vulnerability of the system to the vagaries associated with a regulated system where government still determines the pump price of petrol.