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106 ships to berth in before December ending

By The Citizen
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One hundred and six ships are expected to berth at the Lagos ports between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30, 2013.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) indicated this in its 'Shipping Position' released in Lagos on Friday.

The document showed that 22 ships would sail in with various brands of vehicles; 10 ships would arrive with petroleum products, while 44 others would sail in with containers.

It said that the remaining expected ships would sail in with general cargoes, bulk wheat, bulk rice, bulk salt, truck head, semi trailer, gypsum, base oil, steel products and boat.

NPA said that nine ships laden with petroleum products and four other ships containing bulk fertiliser, bulk wheat and used vehicles were waiting to berth and discharge their products.

The document indicated that 16 ships are currently discharging containers, crude palm oil, raw sugar, truck head and petroleum products at the ports.