20 ships with food items, other valuables arrive Apapa Ports

No fewer than 20 ships carrying different food items including bulk wheat, frozen fish and others have arrived the Lagos Port Complex in Apapa.

The Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) Shipping Position revealed that the vessels started arriving from end of June 2020.

Two vessels, Dessert Challenger and Dessert Peace, berthed at the Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL) Terminal operated by Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc on June 26th and 28th with bulk wheat.

Other vessels include Samskip Crystal and Green Egersund that brought in frozen fish through Greenview Develooment Nigeria Limited terminal, Operated by Dangote Group on July 2 and July 4.
Pertusola, Mosunmola and Ebony Ray berthed on July 2 and July 7 with butane gas, AGO and base oil.
The Federal Government had at the onset of the COVID-19 locked down all sectors except the seaports, saying that it was necessary to keep trade flowing to access essential supplies.

The Managing Director, the NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has said with the opening of the seaports, the safety of customers and workers was of utmost important.

She has as a result been engaging stakeholders in the sector to drive home the need to abide by the Ministry of Health, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 guidelines for keeping safe during this period.

Nigeria currently has about 30,249 confirmed cases of covid-19 infections with about 684 deaths.

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