recorded a 2.3 per cent increase in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the
4th quarter of 2017.
Quarterly meeting of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC) meeting,
the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said the increase was particularly from
export cargoes including LNG shipment and agricultural produce.
and its members, who were drawn from various departments of the authority
including the marine police, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Nigerian
Immigration Service (NIS) and terminal operators.
nation’s seaports recorded a 2.3 per cent drop in spite of recording the same
percentage growth in cargo traffic within the same period, as the figures
dropped from 1,008 vessels in the 4th quarter of 2017 to 985 vessels during the
period under review.
ports could be linked to the problems of the dilapidated port access roads and
some government policies.
impressive cargo throughput within the period under review with 18,729,889
metric tons of goods in the first quarter of 2018, as against the 17,250,334
metric tons of cargo the seaports received in the 4th quarter of 2017,
indicating an increase of 8.6 per cent.
metric tons, representing 56.7 per cent of cargo throughput at the ports in the
1st quarter of 2018, while the outward cargo traffic was said to be 8,112,671
metric tons representing 46.3 per cent of the total cargo traffic.
3.8 days compared to 4.1 day in the 4th quarter of 2017, while berth occupancy
rate was 32.8 per cent as against 33.8 per cent in the 4th quarter of
tonnage of ship from 31,693,650 as against 32,598,477 recorded in the 4th
quarter of 2017, showing a decline of 2.8 per cent.
quarter of 2018 dropped as statistics showed that within the period under
review, container traffic stood at 387,016 Total Equivalent Unit
(TEUs),indicating a decrease of 7.1 per cent from 416,806 TEUs handled by the
same ports in the 4th quarter of 2017.
period under review dropped as a total of 37, 584 vehicles were handled by NPA
within the period under review, showing a decrease of 13.2 per cent from 43,338
units received in the previous quarter.