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Hadiza Usman, NPA

Rising cargo throughput as 31 ships with petroleum products, food items hit Lagos

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Contrary to earlier speculations that cargo throughput which had been on a downward trend since last year is still persisting this year, more cargoes have continued to berth at the six major ports of the federation, indicating rising business activities at ports.

Details accessed from the latest Shipping Position gazette at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) show that about 31 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from March 7 to March 19.

Additional details also show that six of the expected ships would berth with petrol and diesel.

NPA said that the remaining 25 ships contained buck wheat, general cargoes, bulk sugar, steel products, bulk salt, gypsum, base oil, crude palm olein, frozen fish, soya beans ethanol, empty containers and containers laden with goods.

The gazette showed that eight ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, buck wheat, diesel and petrol.

21 other ships are at the ports discharging empty containers, bulk wheat, containers, yellow maize, steel products, bulk fertiliser, gypsum, soya bean, bulk sugar, containers, ethanol and petrol.


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