Ship discharges petroleum products, other commodities in Lagos

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Seventeen ships are 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 discharging buck wheat, petrol, general cargo, containers, salt, gypsum, bulk fertiliser, diesel, bulk sugar and bulk corn.

According to NPA 29 other ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive in Lagos ports between May 12 and June 3.

The expected ships would bring base oil, general cargoes, bulk fertiliser, bulk corn, buck wheat, containers, empty container, bulk gypsum, bulk sugar, empty container and petrol.

NPA said 26 ships were expected on May 8; 30 ships on May 9; 31 ships on May 10 and 30 ships expected on May 11.

The document noted that 11 ships had arrived at the ports, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, Buck wheat, ethanol and petrol.