From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos with agency report
Twenty two ships laden with foods, petroleum products and other goods have arrived Lagos ports, waiting to berth.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) made the disclosure on Thursday in its daily publication, `Shipping Position’ made available to newsmen in Lagos.
The document showed that seven of the ships were waiting to berth with petrol; two with kerosene and two others would berth with diesel and bulk gas.
It stated that the remaining 11 ships would sail in with bulk rice, bulk fertiliser, containers, gypsum and soya bean.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the publication noted that 33 other ships were expected to sail into the ports from Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, up from 36 ships expected on Wednesday.
The expected ships contain fresh fish, general cargo, containers, bulk rice, containers, buckwheat, sugar, bulk rice, steel products, crude palm oil, bulk salt and petroleum products.
The publication indicated that 17 ships were currently discharging buckwheat, bulk rice, containers, bulk charcoal, bulk gypsum, general cargo, bulk fertiliser, fresh fish and petroleum products.