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Ports: 30 ships with petrol, food expected

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Ports: 30 ships with petrol, food expected

By Aisha Cole

Thirty ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from May 9 to May 29th

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication – `Shipping Position’, – a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.

NPA said that the number of ships increased from 26 to 30, which were expected to berth on Monday and contained bulk wheat, base oil, bulk sugar and bulk fertilizer.

Other items expected to arrive on the ships were empty container, bulk salt, frozen fish and bulk gypsum.

According to the document, nine ships has arrived at the ports waiting to berth and discharge their cargo of bulk fertiliser, aviation fuel and petrol.

NAN reports that 15 other ships are  discharging empty containers, bulk wheat, frozen fish, general cargo, bulk palmolein, diesel, bulk gas, bulk fertiliser, containers and petrol.

NAN recalls that Twenty-six ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from May 8 to May 29.

NPA said that the ships contained petroleum products, buck wheat, base oil, bulk sugar, bulk salt, frozen fish, bulk gypsum and containers laden with goods.

The report noted that eight ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, aviation fuel and petrol.

NAN reports that 16 other ships were already at the ports discharging empty containers, bulk wheat, frozen fish, bulk palmolein, aviation fuel, diesel, bulk corn, bulk gas, bulk fertiliser, containers and petrol.

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