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70 ships to arrive Lagos ports

07 February 2013, 13:03

Lagos - Seventy ships containing different commodities are expected to arrive the Lagos Ports between Feb. 7 and Feb. 29, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.

The Shipping Position, a document made available by NPA on Thursday in Lagos, indicated that 14 of the ships would arrive with petroleum products, while 14 others would sail in with vehicles.

NPA reports that 40 of the expected ships would arrive with containers.

It said that other ships would sail in with bulk salt, general cargoes, bulk wheat, semi trailers, bulk malt, fresh fish, steel products and truck heads.

The document stated that 15 ships had been waiting to berth and discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals.

It added that eight of the ships would discharge petrol, two would discharge diesel, while three would discharge kerosene.

The document showed that a ship would discharge aviation fuel; while another one would discharge bulk gas.

According to the publication, two ships would discharge rice and bulk wheat.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 18 ships are currently discharging containers, bulk wheat, rice, sugar, salt, fish, base oil, general cargo and petroleum products.


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