30 ships with petrol, others expected

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NPA on 31 ships of petrol food expected at the ports
NPA on 31 ships of petrol food expected at the ports

By Aisha Cole

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.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication – `Shipping Position’, – a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

The document indicated that 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.

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

NAN reports that 14 other ships are at the ports discharging general cargoes, crude palm oil, base oil, bulk wheat, containers, empty containers, bulk gypsum, clinker and petrol.

It will be recalled that the NPA said on Tuesday that the level of importation of petroleum products went down with only two ships laden with petrol, waiting to berth in Lagos ports

Twenty six ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are, however, expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from Nov. 1 to Nov. 23.


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