24 June 2015

Nigeria: Seven Ships Laden With Petroleum Products Arrive Lagos Ports

Lagos — The era of fuel scarcity in the country may have been over as many vessels loaded with petroleum products are coming into the country.

According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Seven ships laden with petrol, aviation fuel, diesel and kerosene have arrived Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, waiting to berth.

This, it said was stated in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) daily publication- Shipping Position' made available on Tuesday in Lagos.

NPA had explained that two other ships waiting to berth were laden with bulk rice and general cargo.

The document, it said, noted that 31 other ships were expected in the ports with steel products, general cargo, buck wheat, fresh fish and crude palm oil.

It also noted that other ships are expected to sail in with petrol, buthane gas, kerosene, diesel, ethanol, bulk soya, bulk bauxite and bulk urea.

NPA, it said, added that 23 ships were in the ports discharging bulk wheat, steel products, general cargo, bulk rice, fresh fish, petrol, kerosene, buthane, bulk sugar and clinker.

Meanwhile, a report by (NAN), had noted that eleven ships laden with petroleum products and food items arrived Lagos ports last week, waiting to berth, while many other are still being expected.

Ouoting the NPA's 'Shipping Position' it said three of the ships were waiting to discharge petrol, while two are loaded with fresh fish, base oil, aviation fuel, bulk sugar and crude palm oil.

The report also indicated that 36 other ships were being expected at the ports from June 16 to June 30, noting that the ships were laden with petrol, diesel, kerosene, fresh fish, general cargo, buckwheat, containers and steel products, adding that the other items on board were bulk clinker, ethanol, bulk sugar, buthane gas and base oil.



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