14 ships discharging petrol, others

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NPA on 14 ships discharging petrol  and other goods at the ports
NPA on 14 ships discharging petrol and other goods at the ports

By Aisha Cole

Fourteen ships are currently discharging petrol and other commodities at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.

NPA explained that the ships were at the ports discharging buck wheat, clinker, petrol,  diesel, empty containers, bulk charcoal, palm oil, containers and bulk sugar.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 26 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Lagos ports between Nov. 4 and Nov. 23.

NPA said that the expected ships would ferry into the country, bulk sugar, base oil, general cargoes, ethanol, bulk fertiliser, containers, aviation fuel, crude palm oil, diesel and petrol.

NAN reports that 26 ships were expected on Oct. 31; 26 ships on Nov. 1, 26 ships on Nov. 2, and 31 ships on Nov. 3.

The document noted that five ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, bulk sugar and petrol.

The NPA on Thursday said that thirty one ships laden with petrol, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from Nov. 3 to Nov. 23.

It added eight ships would sail in with petrol; two with diesel; while a ship would berth with aviation fuel.

NPA said that the 20 other expected ships contained buck wheat, bulk frozen fish, general cargoes, empty containers, base oil and containers.


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