The items in the ship reveal dependence on imported products.
A total of 81 ships, including one laden with 5,000 tonnes of palm oil, are expected at the Lagos ports between December 28 and January 15, 2013, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said.
The NPA disclosed this in its “Shipping Position”, a daily publication, made available to journalists on Friday in Lagos.
The document indicated that MV MSK BELFAST, carrying the palm oil, would berth at the Apapa Bulk Terminal on Saturday, December 29.
It said that 13 of the expected ships would arrive with petroleum products, while 10 would sail in with new and fairly used vehicles. The document showed that other ships would arrive with containers, rice, fresh fish, bulk sugar, bulk wheat and bulk gypsum, steel products, fertiliser, base oil, palm oil, and wheat.
At least 11 ships are already waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals within the ports. The document showed that five of the ships would discharge petrol, one would discharge diesel, four would discharge aviation fuel and one would discharge bulk gas. The document showed that six other ships were waiting to discharge general cargo, bulk sugar, wheat and rice.