EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - 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 23 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5.

The NPA made this known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Lagos on Friday.

According to the NPA, the ships are expected to arrive at the Lagos Port Complex.


It said that the ships contained bulk sugar, bulk wheat, general cargo, frozen fish, butane gas, bulk malt, containers, automobile gasoline, bulk gypsum and bulk salt .

It said that 11 ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk wheat, container, and petrol.

It added that 16 other ships were at the ports discharging general cargo, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, automobile gasoline, jet fuel, bulk fertiliser and containers.

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