Sixteen ships are currently discharging petroleum products and other commodities at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.
NPA explained that the ships were at the ports discharging general cargoes, buck wheat, bulk charcoal, petrol, steel products, diesel, empty containers, frozen fish, containers, bulk sugar and bulk palm olein.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 30 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Lagos ports between Oct. 21 and Nov. 8.
NPA said that the expected ships would ferry into the country, bulk sugar, base oil, general cargoes, bulk gypsum, containers, crude palm olein, diesel and petrol.
NAN reports that 28 ships were expected on Oct. 17; 27 ships on Oct. 18; 26 ships on Oct. 19, and 27 ships on Oct. 20
The document noted that a ship had arrived the port, waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser.