By Aisha Cole
Eight ships ladened with petrol are waiting to berth in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday.
The NPA disclosed this in its daily, “Shipping Position” made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
It said that two other ships would berth with aviation fuel and bulk fertiliser.
Thirty-one ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos between May 24 and June 14.
NPA said that the expected ships were carrying bulk wheat, containers, bulk sugar, general cargoes, steel products, base oil, bulk corn, bulk fertiliser, empty containers, frozen fish and petrol.
NAN reports that 15 other ships are already discharging general cargoes, buck wheat, frozen fish, bulk gas, petrol, container and bulk corn.
It will be recalled that the NPA said on Tuesday that thirty-five ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods was expected.
NPA said that some of the ships contained buck wheat, bulk fertiliser, general cargo, empty containers, steel products, frozen fish, soya beans, base oil and petrol.
NAN reports that seven ships as at yesterday had arrived at the ports, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, aviation fuel and petrol.
Fourteen other ships are in the ports discharging empty containers, buck wheat, frozen fish, bulk sugar, Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATK), containers, petrol and bulk gas. (NAN)