02 February 2015, Lagos – Forty three ships laden with containers, foods, petroleum products and other goods are expected to arrive Lagos ports from Feb. 2 to Feb. 18. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) made the announcement in its daily publication – `Shipping Position’ – made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.
The publication stated that 20 of the ships would arrive with containers of different goods. It explained that six other ships were expected to arrive with petrol, kerosene, bulk gas and diesel. The publication noted that five ships, containing general cargo were also being expected.
It stated that the remaining 12 ships would arrive with tug boat, bulk rice, buckwheat, bulk sugar, steel products, bulk salt and crude palm oil. The document indicated that 10 other ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk rice, container, general cargo and bulk fertiliser.
It stated that eight other ships containing various petroleum products were also waiting to berth at various oil terminals in the ports. The document explained that five of the eight ships were expected to arrive with petrol, while the remaining three would berth with diesel, bulk gas and aviation fuel.
It noted that 20 other ships were discharging buckwheat, general cargo, fresh fish, bulk rice, containers, bulk fertiliser, gypsum and petroleum products.