Ships Queues Creep into Lagos ports

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 25, 2015

Lagos Port Complex (port of Lagos) by Nigerian Ports Authority

Lagos Port Complex (port of Lagos) by Nigerian Ports Authority

 19 ships laden with petrol and other commodities are discharging at the Lagos ports, says Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in its daily publication `Shipping Position’.

 
Three of the ships were laden with petrol, while the others had diesel, steel products, containers, bulk salt, bulk gypsum, fish, fertilizer, rice, general cargo and crude palm oil.
 
No fewer than 36 ships loaded with various products are expected to arrive at the ports in Lagos from March 24 to April 17, the NPA said.
 
According to the NPA, 14 of the ships would sail into the ports with containers, while 11 others are expected to come in laden with petroleum products.
 
The petroleum products include base oil, petrol, kerosene, diesel and aviation fuel. Other products being expected as disclosed by the NPA include general cargo and food products.
 
The food products which are to come in seven ships include bulk sugar, buckwheat and frozen fish, while four ships would bring in general cargo, according to the NPA.
 
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