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11 ships expected in Lagos before New Year

By The Citizen
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Eleven ships are waiting to berth at Lagos ports, less than 24 hours to the end of the year, according to official documents.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said this in its document, `the Shipping Position' released on Tuesday in Lagos.

The NPA reports that the ships are laden with petroleum products and other commodities.

The document showed that four of the ships were laden with petrol, while some others had diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel, bulk wheat, new vehicles, trucks, general cargo on board.

The NPA said that 78 other ships laden with different cargoes would sail into the ports from Dec. 31 to Jan. 21.

It said that 17 ships would arrive with petroleum products, while nine others would sail in with new and used vehicles.

The document also indicated that 32 ships would arrive with containers, while some others would arrive with general cargo, bulk wheat, fresh fish and lubricating oil.

The remaining expected ships would arrive with bulk sugar, bulk rice, base oil, bulk fertiliser rice in bag and steel products.

NPA said that 19 other ships were discharging containers, bulk wheat, bulk sugar, base oil, bulk urea, general cargo bulk gypsum and petroleum products.