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How much does it cost to ship a container to Nigeria

Rates to ship a 20ft, 40Ft, or 40HQ container to Nigeria.

Container shipping rates from USA to Nigeria

These are examples of the cheapest rates for 20 foot and 40 foot containers (FCL-Full container load), loading containers with cars for shipping to Nigeria

Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
New York to Lagos Nigeria
New Jersey to Lagos Nigeria
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $2990
New York to Lagos Nigeria
New Jersey to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $3500
New York to Lagos Nigeria
New Jersey to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $3650
New York to Lagos Nigeria
New Jersey to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $3990
Baltimore to Lagos Nigeria
Virginia to Lagos Nigeria
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $3100
Baltimore to Lagos Nigeria
Virginia to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $3600
Baltimore to Lagos Nigeria
Virginia to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $3750
Baltimore to Lagos Nigeria
Virginia to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $4100
Savannah to Lagos Nigeria20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $2990
Savannah to Lagos Nigeria40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $3500
Savannah to Lagos Nigeria40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $3650
Savannah to Lagos Nigeria40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $3990
Port Everglade Florida to Lagos Nigeria
Miami Florida to Lagos Nigeria
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $3490
Port Everglade Florida to Lagos Nigeria
Miami Florida to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $3900
Port Everglade Florida to Lagos Nigeria
Miami Florida to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $4150
Port Everglade Florida to Lagos Nigeria
Miami Florida to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $4490
Houston Texas to Lagos Nigeria20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $3490
Houston Texas to Lagos Nigeria40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $3900
Houston Texas to Lagos Nigeria40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $4150
Houston Texas to Lagos Nigeria40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $4490
Los Angeles California to Lagos Nigeria
Long Beach California to Lagos Nigeria
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $3990
Los Angeles California to Lagos Nigeria
Long Beach California to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $4500
Los Angeles California to Lagos Nigeria
Long Beach California to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $4650
Los Angeles California to Lagos Nigeria
Long Beach California to Lagos Nigeria
40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $4990

How much does it cost to ship a container from Nigeria to USA

Container shipping rates from Nigeria to USA

These are examples of the cheapest freight rates for containers FCL from the port of Lagos Nigeria.

Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
Tin Can Island to New York
Lagos to New Jersey
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $4000
Tin Can Island to New York
Lagos to New Jersey
40FT Containerfrom: $5000
Onne Nigeria to New York40FT Container
from: $6000
Port Harcourt Nigeria to New Jersey40FT Container
from: $6000

Shipping to Port of Tin-Can-Island-Lagos-Nigeria

The container and ro-ro terminal Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) is located in Apapa Nigeria, is the major port used for the city of Lagos. Tin Can Island Port is about seven kilometers due west of the center of Lagos across Lagos Harbor in Nigeria West Coast of Africa.

The Tin Can Island Port terminal was created in 1980’s and opened for international containers ships in 1997. In 91’s the Nigerian Ports Authority became responsible for operating the port terminal as a very important geographic zone for imports in containers to Nigeria. Then Roro (Roll on roll off) Terminal for cars imports to Nigeria was designated as part of the new Tin Can Island Port in 1977, Nigeria is one of the major importer of vehicles in West Africa. Tin Can Island merged with Ro-ro port in 2006 with a private terminal operators, Port and Terminal Multiservices Ltd. (PTML) took over the terminals. Since then, PTML has made efforts to redevelop the terminals.

Tin Can Island Port is the busiest Port in Nigeria for Car imports.

Tin Can island in Lagos it’s the most popular terminal of exchange for cargo as containers with cars, commercial commodities, and personal effects from USA and Europe and with rest of the world because to the good connections in West Africa, infrastructure, and smooth process for imports and exports vehicles to Africa.

Location of Lagos Nigeria’s port

Location of Tin Can Island

Address: Tin can island, Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.

Tin Can Island Port

Location

Country Nigeria, West Africa
Location

Apapa, Lagos, Lagos State.

Coordinates: 6.4343° N, 3.3562° E

Details
Opened 1997 (founded), 2006 (merged)
Operated by Nigeria Port Authority
Port and Terminal Multiservices Limited

Container Shipping departures from USA and arrivals to Nigeria

Vessel departures from New York, New Jersey, Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, Norfolk Virginia, Charleston South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, Miami Florida, Houston Texas, Tacoma Washington State, Los Angeles California, Long Beach California, San Fransisco California to Nigeria.

Schedule departures from port of New York to destination port to Tin Can Island Lagos Nigeria.

Vessel nameVoyage NumberPort of loading - POLPort of discharge - PODETA: Arrival date (estimated)
GRANDE SIERRA LEONE
GSL0120
V1New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Lagos-NigeriaWeek 1 2020
GRANDE MAROCCO
GMA0220
V2New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Lagos-NigeriaWeek 2 2020
GRANDE CONGO
GCG0320
V3New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Lagos-NigeriaWeek 3 2020
GRANDE CAMEROON
GCA0204
V4New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Lagos-NigeriaWeek 4 2020

Estimated transit time to send a container from North America to Nigeria

Estimated shipping transit time from New York, New Jersey, Baltimore Maryland, Washington DC, Norfolk Virginia, Charleston South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, Miami Florida, Houston Texas, Tacoma Washington State, Los Angeles California, Long Beach California, San Fransisco California to Nigeria.

Estimated transit time from USA to Lagos Nigeria.

Port of originPort of destinationSteamship LineTransit timeContainer
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Maher Terminals, USA
Tin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaACL - Atlantic Container Line18 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Maher Terminals, USA
Tin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaMSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company30 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
APM Terminals, USA
Onne, Port Harcourt, NigeriaMAERSK CONTAINER LINE35 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Baltimore Maryland, USA
Dundalk Terminal, MD, USA
Seagirt Marine Terminal
Tin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaACL - Atlantic Container Line20 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Savannah Georgia, USA
Ocean Terminal, Savannah
Tin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaACL - Atlantic Container Line21 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Miami Florida, USA
Port everglade
Tin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaZIM CONTAINER LINE38 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Houston Texas, USATin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaMSC32 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
California, USA
Long beach port, USA
Port of Los Angeles, USA.
Tin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaCOSCO60 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Port of Vancouver, CanadaTin Can Island, Lagos NigeriaZIM LINE65 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ

Shortest transit time from USA to Nigeria

One of the shortest transit time to ship a container with vehicles, cars, boats, and personal effects to Nigeria is the route New York NYCT Terminal using ACL – Grimaldi Line from Global NY Terminal service, with an average of 18 days of transit. The next shortest route is with Grimaldi from Baltimore Maryland as a port of loading with an average of 20 days.

Longest transit time from North America to Nigeria

The slowest transit time to ship a container with cars to Nigeria is the route Vancouver Canada to Nigeria, with an estimated average transit time between 60 to 65 days. The next longest route Long Beach California to Lagos, with an average of 55 to 60 days of transit time.

Top 5 most popular routes for shipping containers from USA to port of Lagos Nigeria.

At BR EXPORT USA, we offer you a professional international shipping services from United States of America to Nigeria, as loading cars in to containers, motorcycles, boats, personal effects, commercial cargo, export docs, inland transport, and international transport for the routes for sending containers to Lagos Nigeria. Here are the top 5 routes from United States of America to the port of Lagos in Nigeria as a destination:

OriginDestination
Port: NYCT, New York, USAPort: NGTCN, Tin Can Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Port: Maher Terminals, New Jersey, USAPort: NGTCN, Tin Can Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Port: Ocean Terminal, Savannah, Georgia, USAPort: NGTCN, Tin Can Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Port: Miami, Florida, USAPort: NGTCN, Tin Can Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Port: Long Beach, California, USAPort: NGTCN, Tin Can Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Alternatives destinations to your ocean shipping freight from USA to Tin Can Island port.

There are a lot of alternative offers to send containers to Nigeria. Another options are The ones operated by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) that governs and operates the ports of Nigeria. The major ports controlled by the NPA include: the Lagos Port Complex and Tin Can Island Port in Lagos; Calabar Port, Delta Port, Rivers Port at Port Harcourt, and Onne Port.

Ship a Container to ports in Nigeria.

What is better FCL or Shared Container LCL ocean freight to Nigeria?

Shipping commercial or personal cargo to Nigeria as cars, boats, motorcycles, jet ski, motor homes, auto parts, etc, the first step to ship to Nigeria is to assess your shipping volume and weight, then contact your forwarder or exporter company in the USA. Then your forwarder will recommend you whether you need a is full container for one or more than 2 cars, up to 4 car in to a 40HQ container with (FCL), another option is a shared container or a groupage (a less-than-container load, or LCL shipping). Contact BR EXPORT USA shipping company for more information for shipping recommendations and rates.

Types Shipping services to Nigeria

Container shipping

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer full container load and less than a container load to Nigeria, as 20ft containers, 40ft container loaded with vehicles, and shared container to ship one car to Lagos Nigeria.

Roll on Roll off service

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer another option to ship cars to Nigeria using our good service of RO-RO for vehicles to West Africa.

Air Cargo

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer air transport to Lagos Airport from all the airports in the United States, this option is no cheap to ship your car but is the faster one to Nigeria with 2 or 3 days of transit time.

Lagos Port as a Global Import-Export Commodity Trading in Nigeria.

Lagos Nigeria port is a global hub destination for commodity trading with a particular focus on vehicles, cars, agriculture trading, such as corn, grains, soybean, oil seeds, and petrol.

From 2007 this port of Nigeria has converted in to a destination port for vehicles, to then move the cars to another parts of Nigeria, . Because Tin Can Island geographic position and good facilities for imports most of the cars shippers are choosing Lagos as a destination for import, customs and customs clearance of vehicles in Nigeria.

INTERNATIONAL CAR SHIPPING TO NIGERIA FROM THE USA

At BR EXPORT USA company we offer full shipping services for your car, motorcycle, truck, 4×4 vehicle, or any other vehicles to Lagos Nigeria with BR Export a USA company a based car shipping company in North America with more than 10 years of experience experience on shipping cars to Nigeria and west Africa. With office and warehouse in Kearny New Jersey. We are able to handle ground transportation(Towing Service) from all the American Auto Auctions, Dealers, residential address to the port or loading place, vehicle documentation, export and import clearance, and shipping to Nigeria by container, air-freight, and Roll on roll off. You can get an instant rate to ship your car to Lagos Nigeria using our shipping calculator or contacting us.

Car Shipping To Nigeria

BR EXPORT USA company specializes in car shipping to Nigeria, container loading with vehicles to Nigeria, roll on roll of shipping to Nigeria, from all the port in the United States of North America. We offer full service handling everything from pick in up the cars from the auto auctions as Copart, IAAI, or cars dealers in the US, to then do the international shipping process to Nigeria.

How Cars Are Shipped to Nigeria

Vehicles as cars, trucks, 4×4 vehicles, or motor homes are shipped to Nigeria using shipping container shipping service or Roll on Roll off service for big oversize vehicles. The shipping container is one of the best, secure method, and shipping type to Nigeria, to ship most types of small and medium size vehicles. Cars, motorcycles, classic cars, and exotics are all shipped from the US to the Nigeria in a shipping container. You can also place ship auto parts, and household goods with your car when shipping by container, that are the differences to the RO-RO service that you can ship only the car with nothing inside of the vehicles.

What are the most popular cars shipped to Nigeria?

  • Sedans: Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Mercedes Benz C300, Honda Civic, Honda Accord.
  • SUV: Mercedes Benz ML350, Mercedes Benz GL450, Lexus RX350, Lexus LX550, Toyota Sienna, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6.
  • Trucks-Pick up: Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Ford F150.
  • VAN: Ford E150, Ford 350 extended van.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR EXPORT

Vehicle documentation:

  • Original vehicle title
  • Bill of sale
  • invoice

International residents:

  • Copy of passport
  • Power of attorney.
  • Letter of intent for export vehicles from USA.

US citizens:

  • EIN letter, TAX ID#.
  • Power of attorney.
  • Letter of intent.

Cost To Ship A Car To Lagos Nigeria

Ocean Freight to Car shipping to Lagos port in Nigeria is one of the cheapest shipping options from USA to West Africa. The rates range from $875 using shipping ports out of New York (East Coast), Baltimore MD, Jacksonville FL, Savannah GA, and $1500 to $2000 when using shipping sailing port from California(West Coast) using a shared container service LCL. Then you will have the inland transport that will depend of the location of the vehicle, it can be between of the range of $120 (East Coast) to $2000 when transport a car from the West coast to the East coast for overseas export proposes to Nigeria.

Importing Regulations for Lagos Nigeria

To import in Nigeria using the port of Tin Can Isalnd in Lagos you will need to know the Nigerian import rules and process. When having your personal vehicle, car, motorcycle, 4×4 vehicle, motor home, or boat shipped to the port of Lagos Nigeria. As time of arrival Customs officials in Nigeria will need to see your Passport, Driver’s License, Car Title if coming from USA, registration, export documentation from USA, Bill of lading showing the shipper, consignee, vehicle information, as Year, Maker, Model, VIN#, and the bill of sale showing the value of the vehicle, you will need to use a customs broker or clearing agent at the customs checkpoint to handle it for you. If you have moved to Nigeria and are a permanent resident you can avoid paying some part of the taxes showing your consulate UN-registration( Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC ) from USA, and re registration in Nigeria. Then you will need to have your car registered at your local Nigerian motor and vehicles office and must have local license plates and vehicle registration for the car when driving. If you are not a permanent resident however, or doing the import just a import business in Nigeria, you will need to pay import duties, taxes on the value of your car as well as a green tax for emissions. In order to import your car to Nigeria.

Import taxes for vehicles in Nigeria:

After the vehicle arrives it is necessary to pay the relevant taxes and fees for commercial or personal imports of cars to Nigeria:

The NAIDP imposes a 35% levy on automobile, cars imports, over and above the 35% tariff already levied, for an effective total duty of 70%. The NAIDP allows companies that manufacture or assemble cars in Nigeria to import one vehicle for every one manufactured in Nigeria.
Vehicles entering Nigeria in Removal or return are exempt from VAT and tariffs, the documentation must be submitted before the vehicle enters the country.
Contact BR EXPORT USA to exempt taxes on imports of cars and vehicles in Nigeria.

Nigeria Car Import company and agents

BR EXPORT USA is member of Freight Forwarders and Logistics Services of BRL with branch offices in Europe, USA, and China we work closely with reliable import agents in Nigeria to make your car import-Export clearing process as fast and simple as possible. We work to clear local import customs in the Nigeria, unload the car from the container, or RO-RO vessel, and have the car ready to pick up or transport via car carries to your address. We have a door to door vehicle delivery between all the states in the USA to Nigeria.

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