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12 ships with petrol, others arrive Lagos ports

A total of 12 ships laden with various products, including petrol, are at the Lagos ports waiting to berth, th e Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.

A man carries jerrycans to search for fuel in Lagos, on May 21, 2015. Long queues formed at petrol stations across oil-rich Nigeria on May 21 following a row over subsidy payment to petrol importers as well as sale of government oil blocks to private investors, union officials said. AFP PHOTO

The NPA disclosed in its daily “Shipping Position”, made available to the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, that eight of the vessels were waiting
to berth with petrol.

It said that another two ships each (4) would berth with bulk fertiliser and diesel.

It added that 41 others laden with petroleum products, food items and other
goods were expected at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports between Feb. 23 and March 24.

“The expected ships are carrying buck wheat, containers, general cargoes, container,
bulk sugar, chemical bag, bulk gas, bulk salt, empty container, frozen fish, diesel
and petrol,’’ it said. (NAN)


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