Ships laden with petrol, rice, palm oil arrive Lagos ports

15 April 2015, Lagos – Nine ships laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, are waiting to berth and discharge at the Lagos ports.

Crude oil tankerThe Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its daily publication – `Shipping Position’ – made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos.

It indicated that two other ships laden with kerosene and aviation fuel were also waiting to discharge their contents.

The document noted that six ships laden with rice, crude palm oilein, vehicles and crude palm oil had also arrived the ports, waiting to discharge.

NPA said that 46 ships were expected to arrive the ports from April 15 to April 30.

The document stated that the expected ships contained fish, bulk sugar, containers, crude palm oil, crude palm oilein, bulk gypsum, buck wheat, vehicles, bulk fertiliser and general cargo.

It explained that the ships would also sail in with petrol, bulk gas, kerosene, base oil and diesel.

The 23 ships containing buck wheat, sugar, general cargo, rice, bulk salt, fish, bulk gas, bulk gypsum and petrol are currently discharging at the ports.


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