95 ships expected in Lagos ports this month

Cargo-ship08 August 2013, Lagos – The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, says 95 cargo ships would sail into the Lagos ports from August 7 to 31.

The NPA said this in its daily publication, ‘Shipping Position’, made available to newsmen in Lagos.

It reported that the expected ships were carrying a patrol boat, bulk wheat, petroleum products, bulk fertiliser, new and used vehicles, bulk malt and frozen fish.

The document indicated that some of the ships would also sail in with steel products, general cargo and containers.

The NPA said that two ships – MV Tai Health and MV Energy Ranger – were waiting to discharge steel products and bulk fertiliser, respectively.

It also reported that 10 fuel-laden ships were also waiting to berth and discharge at the oil terminals.

The document indicated that eight of the ships were laden with petrol; one was laden with bulk gas and another contained base-oil.

The NPA reported that the fuel-laden ships would berth at Single Buoy Mooring, SBM, New Oil Jetty, NOJ, Bulk Oil Plant, BOP, and Atlas Cove Jetty.

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