A total of 68 ships carrying various products ranging from petrol, to rice and palm oil are expected in Lagos Ports between January 16 and 31, the Nigeria Ports Authority has said.
Also, 25 ships are currently waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals within the Lagos ports.
The Ports Authority, in its daily `Shipping Position’, made available to journalists on Wednesday in Lagos, said that 14 of the ships would discharge petrol, while three ships would discharge diesel. It said that three ships would discharge kerosene, three others would discharge diesel, while ethanol and base oil would be discharged by a ship each.
The NPA said nine ships would discharge rice, fresh fish, containers, bulk sugar, and fertilizer. Seven of the expected ships would arrive with petroleum products while 11 would sail in with new vehicles.
About 36 ships would arrive with containers of different goods including rice, fresh fish, caustic soda, palm oil, bulk gypsum, containers, bulk salt, sugar, general cargoes and bulk wheat.
About 21 other ships are currently discharging containers, base oil, bulk sugar, wheat, general cargo and petroleum products.