19 ships discharging petroleum products, other commodities in Lagos ports

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Nineteen ships are currently 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 19 ships are at the ports discharging general cargoes, buck wheat, bulk fertiliser, bulk corn, base oil, containers, bulk gypsum, Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO), diesel and petrol.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 39 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods were expected to arrive Lagos ports between Aug. 12 and Aug. 27.

NPA said that the expected ships would ferry into the country, ethanol, bulk sugar, frozen fish, bulk gypsum, containers, bulk charcoal, diesel, Low Pour Fuel oil, bulk corn and petrol.

NAN also reports that 29 ships were expected on Aug 8; 32 ships on Aug. 9; 29 on Aug. 10, 30 on Aug. 11; and 39 ships on Aug 12.

The document noted that nine ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with petrol, diesel, bulk fertilisers and bulk wheat.

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