16 ships discharging petroleum products, other commodities, in Lagos

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Sixteen ships are presently discharging petroleum products and other commodities at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.

NPA explained that the ships were at the ports discharging bulk wheat, petrol, empty containers, general cargo, bulk fertiliser, bulk sugar and diesel.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 22 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Lagos ports between Jan. 6 and Jan. 21.

NPA said that the expected ships would ferry into the country, base oil, general cargoes, containers, aviation fuel, bulk gas, empty container, bulk fertiliser, frozen fish and petrol.

NAN reports that 21ships were expected on Jan. 3; 17 ships in Jan 4; 16 ships expected in Jan. 5; and 22 ships in Jan. 6.

The document noted that six ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with general cargoes, container, frozen fish and petrol. (NAN)

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