87 ships to berth at Lagos ports

10 February 2013, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA has announced it is expecting 87 ships laden with various cargoes to arrive the Lagos ports from Feb. 8 to Feb. 27.

NPA made the disclosure in its daily publication, `the Shipping Position’, made available to newsmen in Lagos.

The Authorityt said that 40 of the ships were laden with containers; four were laden with general cargo and 15 contained new and used vehicles.

Other ships will sail in with bulk salt, bulk wheat, bulk malt, petroleum products, truck heads, rice and steel products.

Two ships, MV African Joy and MV Khadiza Jahan would berth and discharge bulk wheat and rice at ENL Consortium Terminal and Apapa Bulk Terminal Ltd. respectively.

15 other ships laden with diesel, petrol, kerosene, aviation fuel and bulk gas would also berth at the various oil terminals in the ports.

NPA reports that the oil terminals are: New Oil Jetty, Single Buoy Mooring, Bulk Oil Plant and Ibafon Terminal, Apapa.

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