Container Shipping to Nigeria


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International Container Shipping to Nigeria

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Nigeria.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Nigeria: Abuja, Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos.

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Nigeria has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.

The following documents are required to import goods into Nigeria: commercial invoice, proforma invoice, bill of lading.

Labelling
All imports of food, drugs, cosmetics and items such as pesticides must be accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis from the manufacturer and country where the goods were manufactured. All items entering the country must be labelled in metric terms exclusively.

Free Trade Zones
The following are the list of current free trade zones in Nigeria: Calabar Free Trade Zone, Kano Free Trade Zone, Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone, Lagos Free Zone.

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20' and 40' containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don't have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Check out the estimated costs on importing your commodities from United States to the ports in Nigeria:

 20’ Container 40’ Container  Transit Time
 East Coast - Port Harcourt  n/a n/a n/a
 West Coast - Port Harcourt $5,692.50 $7,910.00 45
 East Coast - Lagos $2,735.00 $3,535.00 32
 West Coast - Lagos $3,371.80 $5,120.03 48

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.