16 ships to discharge fuel, at Lagos ports

Lagos ports30 June 2013, Lagos – Sixteen ships are waiting to discharge petroleum products and other goods at the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said.

The “Shipping Position”, a daily publication of the NPA, disclosed this on Wednesday.

According to the document, 12 of the ships will discharge petrol at the various oil terminals within the Lagos ports.

One of the ships will discharge diesel, one will discharge ethanol, while two will discharge bulk malt and bulk salt.

NPA said that 88 ships, carrying different cargoes, would sail into the ports from June 27 to July 22.

It said that 22 of the expected ships were coming with petroleum products, while seven ships would be laden with new and used vehicles.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that other ships will arrive with containers, bulk salt, general cargo, bulk wheat, bulk fertiliser, bulk malt.

NAN reports that the remaining ships would sail in with crude palm oil, steel products, palm olein, fresh fish, bulk maize, bulk urea and base oil.

The document reported that 19 ships were currently discharging containers, bulk wheat, bulk fertiliser, bulk sugar, bulk salt, steel products, general cargoes and petroleum products.

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