22 February 2015, Lagos – More vessels laden with food and petroleum products have landed the nation’s seaports situated in Lagos. The vessels, which started arriving since early this week were are about 33 laden with assorted food items.
According to Shipping Position, a daily publication of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), one of the 33 vessels is loaded with kerosene. The document indicated that 15 ships would sail in with containers, while four ships would arrive with bulk wheat.
It explained that the remaining 13 expected ships contained fresh fish, general cargo, bulk gypsum, tug boat, base oil, bulk sugar, bulk rice, bulk gypsum and crude palm oil
The authority noted that no fewer than 20 ships are waiting to berth with petroleum products and other commodities in the ports situated in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos.
A further break down of the data showed that eight ships would berth with petrol, bulk gas, aviation fuel and diesel. It noted that nine of the ships would berth with bulk rice, bulk fertiliser, crude palm oil and bulk fertiliser.
According to the data, 21 ships are presently discharging bulkwheat, bulk rice, container, general cargo, steel products, fresh fish, gasoline, bulk salt and petroleum products meant for several consignees in the countries.