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8 ships to discharge petroleum products in Lagos ports

12 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Eight ships are waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals within the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said.

The NPA said this in its daily document, “Shipping Position”, issued on Monday in Lagos.

The document indicated that five of ships would discharge petrol; two would discharge aviation fuel, while one would discharge diesel.

The document reported that 92 ships carrying different cargoes would sail into the ports between December 10 and 30.

It also said 10 of the expected ships would arrive with petroleum products.
The document indicated that 16 ships would sail in with new vehicles while two would sail with used vehicles.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the other ships will bring in containers of rice, fish, bulk salt, sugar, general cargoes, bulk wheat, steel products, bulk malt, gypsum, base oil and petroleum products.

The statement said 22 ships are presently discharging containers of bulk wheat, general cargo, rice, palm oil and petroleum products.

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  • Petroleum tanker vessels discharging products at Nigerian sea ports are a constant reminder of the failings of the Nigerian government to get the midstream oil sector up and running.

  • Shipping fuel, rice, fish, salt, sugar! This is a sad story. What are we producing in this country? How can we develop when we depend on other nations to get everything in life. Our leaders should be ashamed of themselves. My heart bleed for this.

  • Is it Subsidised, 419sed,..or what…,not ?