18 fuel-laden ships to discharge at Lagos ports

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eighteen ships are waiting to discharge petroleum products at the various oil terminals within the Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.

The “Shipping Position’’, a daily publication of the NPA made available to newsmen on Tuesday, showed that 10 of those ships were laden with petrol.

According to the publication, three of the ships will discharge aviation fuel; three will discharge kerosene; while two will discharge diesel.

The document indicated that 10 other ships were waiting to discharge used vehicles, rice, fertilisers and bulk wheat.

It reported that 70 ships, carrying different cargoes, would arrive in Lagos ports between Jan. 15 and Feb. 18.
The NPA said that 10 of the ships would arrive with petroleum products.

In Port Harcourt Port, 10 ships carrying over 166,000 tonnes of goods are expected to berth between Jan. 14 and Jan.16.

The NPA report said that six of the expected ships were laden with petroleum products; two had bagged rice; one had bulk wheat and another contained bulk cement.

According to the publication, ships bringing petroleum products are MT Royal Priesthood with 5,000 tonnes of Kerosene; MT YM Uranus with 6,500 tonnes of Tallow; and MT Androussa with 15,000 tonnes of Diesel.

Tallow is waste oil for industrial use.

Other ships laden with petroleum products are MT Stena Conquest with 30,000 tonnes of Naptha; MT Sea Power with 12,000 tonnes of Gasoline; and MT Stavanger with 25,000 tonnes of Gasoline.

Other ships expected at the port are MV Maritime Unity and MV Christos Theo with over 40,000 tonnes of bagged rice.

The report also indicated that a ship, MV Desert Peace was carrying 10,725 tonnes of bulk wheat, while another ship, MV Jimilta 11 was laden with 22,000 tonnes of bulk cement.

According to the report, four other ships are anchored at the Fair Way Buoy, Bonny Island, awaiting clearance to sail into the Port Harcourt port.

The ships are laden with low purpose fuel and bulk wheat.

No ship was listed for export in the same period.

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