27 September 2014, Lagos – No fewer than six vessels laden with various kinds of petroleum products have arrived at the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.
The petroleum products being in four of the vessels vessels include fuel, kerosene and aviation fuel.
The authority, which has Alhaji Habib Abdullahi as its managing director said in its daily publication on the movements of vessels and cargoes, “Shipping Position”, that another six motor vessels bearing food items and general cargo were also waiting to berth at the various terminals at the ports situated in Lagos.
The “Shipping Position which was obtained by THISDAY also disclosed that it was expecting no fewer than 39 vessels to sail into the ports from today to October 20, 2014.
An insight into the categories of vessels and cargoes showed that “39 vessels are expected to sail into the ports in Lagos and they will arrive with different cargoes”.
According to, the publication, 17 of the 39 expected vessels will sail in with containers, while 11 other vessels are to arrive at the ports with different food items.
The food items included bags of rice, frozen fish, bulk sugar and bulk wheat.
A further breakdown of the cargoes laden in the vessels showed that “while general cargoes are expected to be brought into the ports in five vessels, the remaining two vessels are expected to sail in with used vehicles”..
The “Shipping Position” which is issued based on the information filled by ship owners across the world said the vessels would sail into various port terminals, including the Atlas Cove Jetty, the New Oil Jetty, the Petroleum Jetty, the Single Buoy Mooring and the Fishery Wharf, Lagos.
Meanwhile, about 90 per cent of the workforce of NPA was trained in various aspect of human capacity development in 2013.
Abdullahi said the move was in line with the premium the authority placed on its staff as the cornerstone of attaining its set goals and objectives.
According to him, the management is undertaking a novel massive training plan cutting across all cadres of the workforce in courses both locally and abroad.
He stated this against the backdrop of his management team two years in office.
His words: “In 2013 alone, management trained 3,091 out of the total workforce of 4,245. The figure represents 90 per cent of total workforce.”
He explained that, in executing the huge responsibility of securing Nigerian ports in line with international standards, his administration has successfully completed the recruitment and training of NPA security personnel.
– This Day