35 Ships with Petrol Underway -NPA
Thirty-five ships carrying petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive at the Apapa and Tin Can Island ports in Lagos from Thursday to May 6.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication, `Shipping Position,’ a copy of which was made available to Economic Confidential in Lagos on Thursday. The shipping Position notes that a total of 11 of the expected 35 ships will sail in with petrol.NPA said the remaining 24 ships contained bulk wheat, bulk sugar, bulk, frozen fish, base oil, bulk gypsum, steel products, diesel, empty containers, bulk fertiliser, general cargo and containers loaded with goods. The document indicated that 18 ships had arrived at the ports waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, ethanol and petrol. The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, stated this in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to journalists on Wednesday in Lagos. NPA said that the ships contained buckwheat, bulk sugar, steel products, empty container, crude palm olein, bulk gas, bulk fertiliser, aviation fuel, diesel, petrol and containers laden with goods. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that eight ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, bulk maize, diesel, aviation fuel and petrol. To boost fuel supply across the country, about 20 vessels laden with petroleum products are expected to berth in Apapa ports between February and March courtesy of the Nigerian nationa Petroleum Corporation(NNPC).
The vessels are among the 34 ships being expected at the Lagos Pilotage District of the Apapa port, and billed to start arriving from February 20 to March 24.
Already, about eight vessels laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, and Automated Gas Oil (AGO) or diesel, are already waiting to berth at the seaport.