The month of July will be a busy month for terminal operators in Calabar port, particularly ECM Terminals Limited. Sevens out of ten vessels that are being expected to berth in the port between July 1 and 11 will drop their anchors at ECM Terminals. Shoreline handles one and Dozzy the two vessels.
This development was contained in a shipping position released by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos yesterday.
Within this time frame, a total of 32, 000 metric tonnes of bulk wheat will be discharged by MV Desert Challenger and MV Desert Oasis at ECM Terminal. The terminals is also expecting MV Mermaid to discharge 15,000 metric tonnes of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 7,320 metric tonnes of DPK by MT Barnet and 16,000 metric tonnes of gypsum by MV Moonbeam. The last ship is laden with containers.
The following shipping agents – Maylon Port, Super Maritime, Blueseas Maritime, HullBlyth and WAPS will provide logistics for the vessels to discharge their cargoes at ECM Terminal.
Two vessels – MT Bora and MT ST. Nene – will discharge 30,000 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at Dozzy terminal in the port. Peak Shipping and Peejay Shipping will provide logistics for the two vessels.
The only vessel coming to Shoreline had since arrived yesterday and is imballast.
According to the shipping position, nine vessels are already at berths in the port and are discharging their cargoes