Cargo Throughput rises by 12.5 per cent at Nigerian ports


Cargo Throughput at the Nigerian Ports showed an increase of 12.5 per cent as the port handled a total of 22,324,223 million metric tonnes as at the third quarter of 2014 as against 19,849,258 metric tonnes handled in 2013.

This was disclosed by management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos.
A breakdown of the cargo throughput as given by the NPA, showed that general cargo was  4,218,379, metric tons, an increase of 41.7% over 2,977,347 metric tons in 2013.
 Dry Bulk Cargo was 2,600,222 metric tons, a marginal increase of 0.6% over 2,585,902 metric tons in 2013.
According to the NPA, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipment stood at 5,140,321 metric tons, a growth of 5.8% over 4,859,453 metric tons in 2013, while refined petroleum products stood at 5, 241,813 metric tons, indicating an increase of 9.1% over 4,804,184 metric tons in 2013. 
The laden container throughput was 277,694 TEUs, showing a growth of 3% over 269,625 TEUs achieved in 2013 while empty container throughput was 217,080 TEUs, indicating an increase of 9.5% over 198,167 TEUs in 2013.