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 20 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Aug. 20 to Aug. 31.

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

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


The publication indicates that the ships contain containers, bulk sugar, frozen fish, bulk wheat, butane gas, steel products, bulk maize, automobile gasoline, bulk fertilizer, corn, ethanol and general cargo.

NPA noted that another 14 ships had arrived at the port, waiting to berth with container, bulk clinker, bulk gypsum and petrol.

Also, the organisation said that 20 other ships were at the port discharging container, bulk wheat, general cargo, automobile gasoline, butane gas, petrol, bulk sugar, corn, frozen fish, base oil and bulk clinker.

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