By Aisha Cole
Fifteen ships are discharging petroleum products and other commodities at the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday.
NPA said that the ships were also discharging general cargoes, buck wheat, frozen fish, diesel, container, base oil and bulk gas.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 31 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos between May 10 and May 29.
NPA said that the expected ships would bring buck wheat, containers, base oil, bulk sugar, general cargoes, bulk fertiliser, empty container, ethanol bulk gas, aviation fuel and frozen fish.
It said that nine ships laden with aviation fuel, petrol and bulk fertiliser, were waiting to berth.
It will be recalled that NPA said that Thirty ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods were expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from May 9 to May 29.
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 Tuesday.
NPA said that the number of ships increased from 26 to 30, which were expected to berth on Monday and contained bulk wheat, base oil, bulk sugar and bulk fertilizer.
Other items expected to arrive on the ships were empty container, bulk salt, frozen fish and bulk gypsum.
According to the document, nine ships had arrived at the ports waiting to berth and discharge their cargo of bulk fertiliser, aviation fuel and petrol.
NAN reports that 15 other ships are at the ports discharging empty containers, bulk wheat, frozen fish, general cargo, bulk palmolein, diesel, bulk gas, bulk fertiliser, containers and petrol.