17 ships to discharge petroleum products in Lagos ports

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

This is contained in the `Shipping Position’, a daily publication of NPA, made available to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. The document indicated that seven ships out of the 17 ships would be discharging petrol; three would discharge aviation fuel, while one ship would be discharging diesel.

It also stated that four ships would be discharging kerosene while one ship would be discharging ethanol. The document also indicated that 11 ships are waiting to discharge bulk sugar, rice, containers of used vehicles and general cargo.

The document reported that 86 ships carrying different cargoes would sail into the ports between Jan. 11 and Jan. 30. It also said that that 13 of the expected ships would arrive with petroleum products.

The document indicated that 12 ships would sail in with new vehicles while three would sail in with used vehicles.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that an analysis of the document shows that 39 ships will arrive with containers of assorted goods.

NPA said that the ships would sail in with used and old vehicles, fresh fish, containers, bulk sugar, general cargoes, steel product, base oil, caustic soda, ethanol, semi trailer, boat, and petroleum products.

The statement said that 24 ships are presently discharging containers of bulk sugar, wheat, containers, rice, steel and petroleum products.

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