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20 fuel-laden berth at Lagos ports

03 December 2012, 16:04

Lagos - Twenty ships with petroleum products are expected at the Lagos Ports from Dec. 3 to Dec. 30, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said on Monday.

NPA said in its daily publication, ``Shipping Position’’, made available to newsmen in Lagos, that 42 other ships laden with containers would also arrive the ports during the same period.

The document indicated that 18 ships would sail in with new vehicles, while three ships would sail in with fairly-used vehicles.

It said that 17 other ships containing steel products, sugar, rice, fish, general cargo, crude palm oil, bulk wheat, base oil, salt were also expected at the ports.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five ships, laden with rice, bulk wheat, bulk sugar and soda ash, had arrived the ports but waiting to berth.

NPA also reports that 13 fuel-laden ships containing petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and kerosene are also waiting to berth at the oil terminals in the ports.

According to the document, the petroleum products would be discharged at the Atlas Cove Jetty, Ibafon Jetty, Bulk Oil Plant, New Oil Jetty and Single Buoy Mooring and Standard Flour Mill.

Meanwhile, 19 ships are discharging containers, fish, rice, bulk wheat, soda ash general cargo and petroleum products.


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