19 Fuel Ships Arrive in Lagos Ports

Nineteen ships carrying petroleum products are waiting to berth in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.

Details provided by the authority indicated that 14 of the vessels were carrying  petrol, four  conveyed aviation fuel (Jet A1), while the last  had 5,500 tonnes of kerosene (DPK) .

Dailytimes learnt that 10 other ships are waiting to berth at the ports. One of the ships had 38, 840 tonnes of bulk cement while the others carry wheat, fish, fertiliser, and rice.

The ports are expected to  remain busy in August as 111 ships are expected to arrive with assorted cargoes.

Among the vessels are 27 expected to deliver petroleum products, including six carrying kerosene and five with diesel (AGO), NPA said.

Three ships are expected to discharge base oil, while 12 will discharge second-hand  vehicles; and 39 others, merchandise, including rice,  bulk malt and soya beans. Daily times