4 January 2013

Nigeria: 83 Ships Expected At Lagos Ports in January

The NPA said in Lagos on Friday that 83 ships would berth at the Lagos Ports between Jan. 4 and Jan. 28.

It said in its daily publication, "The Shipping Position" that the ships would sail into the ports with cargoes like bulk wheat, steel products, petroleum products and containers.

According to the shipping position, other cargoes being carried by the ships are bulk sugar, new and used vehicles, rice, palm oil and general cargo. The document said that 10 ships were waiting to berth and to discharge their cargoes at the ENL Consortium, Ports and Terminal Multi-services Ltd., Josepdam and Apapa Bulk Terminal Ltd., respectively.

It indicated that the 10 ships were laden with rice, wheat, bulk sugar, fertiliser and containers. The report said that 16 fuel-laden ships were waiting to berth at various oil terminals in the Lagos ports.

According to the document, the fuel being carried by the ships included aviation fuel, petrol, kerosene, diesel, ethanol and base-oil.

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