Toju Vincent 6 August 2013, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Ninety-five cargo ships would sail into the Lagos ports before the end of August, according to the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA. The vessels began to arrive the ports on August 7.
The NPA said this in its daily in-house publication, ‘Shipping Position’, made available to newsmen in Lagos. It reported that the expected ships would be 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.
According to the NPA, two ships – MV Tai Health and MV Energy Ranger – would 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 fuel-laden ships would berth at Single Buoy Mooring, SBM, New Oil Jetty, NOJ, Bulk Oil Plant, BOP, and Atlas Cove Jetty, NPA said.