Lagos - Eighteen ships are waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals within the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.
NPA in its daily Shipping Position, made available to newsmen on Friday in Lagos, said that 10 of the 18 ships would discharge petrol.
It added that a ship would discharge diesel, while three others would discharge aviation fuel.
NPA said that other ships would discharge kerosene and base oil.
It reported that four ships were waiting to discharge bulk sugar and rice.
NPA also said that 92 ships carrying different cargoes would arrive the ports between Dec. 14 and Dec. 31.
It said that 16 of the expected ships would arrive with petroleum products.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other ships would arrive with containers, new and used vehicles, rice, fish, salt, bulk sugar, general cargoes, bulk wheat, bulk gypsum and bulk malt.
The remaining ships would arrive with steel products and base oil.
NAN reports that 24 ships are presently discharging containers, fish, wheat, general cargo, steel products, sugar and petroleum products.