The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said last Wednesday that 65 ships were expected to arrive at the various terminals in Lagos ports between January 2 and January 28.
The NPA’s daily publication, “Shipping Position’’, made available to newsmen in Lagos, said the ships contained fish, bulk wheat, rice, petroleum products, general cargo, new and used vehicles, steel products, palm oil and bulk sugar. The document indicated that 15 of the ships would come in with petroleum products such as petrol (PMS), diesel (AGO), kerosene (DPK) and aviation fuel (JET A1). It added that 11 ships were waiting to berth and discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals. Our correspondent reports that 11 other ships are waiting to discharge bulk wheat, bulk sugar, rice, and fertiliser.