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NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships, laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.

The NPA made this known in its “Shipping Position” publication in Lagos on Wednesday.

According to the publication, the ships are being expected at the Lagos Port Complex.

It noted that the ships contained bulk sugar, bulk wheat, base oil, container, bulk gypsum, bulk salt, general cargo, frozen fish and maize.

The NPA added that 12 ships had already arrived at the ports, waiting to berth with bulk wheat, container, petrol and general cargo.

It says 17 other ships are at the ports discharging container, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, general cargo, butane gas, maize and bulk sugar.

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