The arrival of 11 vessels carrying petroleum products at Lagos ports on Friday is expected to quell rumours of an impending scarcity which has seen some dealers of petroleum products odd the ones they have.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said that the vessels laden, with petrol, kerosene and base oil, were waiting to berth at various terminals at the ports.
The ships position was contained in NPA’s daily publication, ‘Shipping Position’, made available in Lagos.
According to the publication, two other vessels carrying containers are also waiting to berth.
The NPA also said that it was expecting the arrival of 106 vessels from Jan. 31 to Feb. 28.
It said that 44 of the 106 vessels would arrive at the ports with containers, while 21 other vessels would sail in with food items including buckwheat and rice.
It also said that 18 vessels would arrive with petroleum products including base oil, aviation fuel, diesel and kerosene.
The vehicles are expected to arrive at the ports in 16 vessels, while seven vessels will bring in general cargoes including steel products, the NPA disclosed.