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Lagos, eastern ports get busier as more ships arrive

Friday, 12 October 2018 | 00:00

The Nigerian Ports Authority has declared that more ships have arrived at Lagos and eastern ports with various imported goods.

The agency has in the last few months published data that show increased in activities at the hitherto dormant eastern ports.

In its recent daily shipping position published from Monday, it said that ships started arriving in the country in October 2 and would keep berthing up until the end of the month.

According to the agency, a vessel, Green Costa Rica, is expected at the ENL terminal with 5,000 tonnes of fresh fish on October 13.

Earlier, Defiant, another vessel, arrived with 47,000 metric tonnes of bulk sugar on October 9 while Bulk Uruguay and Genco Loire arrived with 29,000MT and 44,460MT of bulk wheat, respectively.

Among 19 vessels that arrived at Lagos ports, there were ships laden with petrol, buckwheat, general cargo, bulk sugar, bulk gypsum, base oil and containers carrying different goods, it indicated.

According to the NPA, ships arrive at the Lagos ports on a daily basis with bulk fertiliser, buckwheat and petrol.

Vessels berthing at Calabar port also carry buckwheat, petrol general cargo as well as bitumen.

This is in addition to vessels berthing and expected to berth at the Delta and Rivers ports with various products, ranging from buckwheat to bulk salt.

For instance, a vessel, MT Sea Progress, arrived at the Port Harcourt port with 5,000 tonnes of diesel while MT Bold Voyager is expected at the same port with 19,399.021 tonnes of bulk salt, among others.
Source: The Punch

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