Vehicles, containers, wheat top cargo list
No fewer than 24 vessels are being expected to arrive at Tin Can Island Port, Lagos from May 15 to May 30, 2020. Vehicles, containers and bulk wheat top the list of cargo the 24 ships will bring into the country through the port.
And within this period, terminal operators such as Ports & Cargo, Five Star, PTML, TICT, Josepdam and others who are operating in the port will have their hands full.
Major shipping agents in the sector such as Grimaldi, MSC, COSCO, Maersk, Allraine, Peak, Allison will be busy within the period to provide logistics for the vessels to discharge their cargoes seamlessly.
According to a shipping position released by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), nine (9) ships among the 24 are laden with containers; seven ships are being expected at Ports & Cargo terminal, one at Five Star terminal and the last one at TICT terminal.
Both PTML and Five Star are expecting seven ships laden with 2550 units of vehicles respectively. Six with 2150 used vehicles will come to PTML while one with 400 vehicles will go to Five Star.
Josepdam terminal too will have its hand full as 50489 metric tonnes of bulk wheat on two vessels and 5000 tonne of wheat pillet on one vessel are being expected by the terminal.
Other terminals like KLT will not be missing in the action too.
The shipping position also noted that 21 ships are at anchorage in the sea waiting to berth in the port while 21 voyages are cancelled.