Apapa Port berths 12 ships laden with 209, 577 tonnes of petrol
A tanker vessel at berth in Apapa
A total of 12 tanker vessels have arrived the Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa with a total of 209, 577 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit PMS, also called petrol.
Details of the official Shipping Position for Friday, June 30, 2017, which is the list of vessels expected at the ports released by the Nigerian Ports Authority, shows that a vessel called MT Port Moody is expected to discharge a total of 37, 000 metric tonnes at the Atlas Cove Jetty.
Similarly, MT Star Eagle is expected to discharge 3,000 metric tonnes of the product at Single Buoy Mooring while Mariposa will discharge 3,950 metric tonnes at Atlas Cove Jetty even as Atlantic Polaris would discharge a total of 5, 000 metric tonnes also at the Atlas Cove Jetty.
Golden Point is expected to discharge 3, 497 metric tonnes of fuel at the Atlas Cove Jetty, while MT. Jinan laden with 30, 300 metric tonnes of the product is expected to discharge at the Atlas Cove Jetty even as MT. Stilmil Waukee laden with 27, 142 metric tonnes would discharge at the Atlas Cove Jetty.
Other vessels expected to discharge are MT. Elandra Oak laden with 36, 000 metric tonnes scheduled to discharge at the Atlas Cove Jetty while Alphine Mary laden with 32, 000 metric tonnes would discharge at the Atlas Cove Jetty.
Also a vessel called MT. Himalaya is expected to discharge a total of 21, 988 metric tonnes of the product at an MRS facility in Apapa, MT. Marlin Aque laden with 38, 000 metric tonnes of petrol would discharge at the Atlas Cove Jetty while MT. Sea Progress laden with 5, 000 metric tonnes would also discharge in a facility in Apapa.
Recall that the Federal Government had given tanker drivers one week ultimatum to evacuate their trucks off the roads in Apapa to pave way for repair works on the roads.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers NUPENG, had in reaction, threatened to go on strike to protest the proposed closure of the roads, which gave rise to fears that there might be another round of scarcity of petroleum products across the country.
The union had argued that the government should do the rehabilitation work in phases while other economic activities including lifting of products go on rather than total of the roads for one year, a development that would bring untold hardship on the people.