Thirteen ships laden with petroleum products and bulk rice have sailed into Lagos ports, waiting to berth.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its daily publication – `Shipping Position’- made available to newsmen on Thursday in Lagos.
NPA indicated in the publication that seven of the ships contained petrol while two others had diesel and base oil.
The document noted that the remaining four ships, waiting to berth, were laden with bulk rice.
It further indicated that 38 other ships were expected in the ports from March 12 to March 25, same as 38 ships expected as at Wednesday.
The document also stated that 16 of the expected ships would sail in with containers, 22 others with bulk rice, tug boat, buck wheat, fresh fish, bulk malt, used vehicles, steel products and bulk fertiliser.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rest of the commodities to be brought in by the ships are: soya beans, buckwheat, bulk sugar, bulk salt, base oil and general cargo, crude palm oil and petroleum products.
Twenty-two ships are presently in the ports, discharging, buckwheat, containers, fresh fish, bulk rice, general cargo, bulk fertiliser, bulk gypsum, palm oil, kerosene, aviation fuel and petrol.