Cost of Shipping a Container to Nigeria

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Nigeria?

Nigeria Container Shipping Cost
Nigeria Container Shipping Cost

When it comes to international shipping, there are various stumbling obstacles to overcome, especially if you’ve never done it before. Each country is governed by its own set of laws. You don’t have to be concerned, though, since Three Men And A Truck is here to help you out. We assist in the transportation of containers to nations all over the world, including Nigeria.

To find out how much this operation will cost, you’ll need to get a quote, which is completely free. However, there are a few things to keep in mind first.

Factors That Affect the Costs of Shipping

There are various factors to consider when shipping a container abroad. In general, there are five main elements to consider. The specifics are as follows:

  • The volume and weight of your cargo
  • The mode of transportation
  • The time it will take for your package to be delivered.
  • Charges that must be paid at the port of arrival
  • The season (the time of the year)

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?

The 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers are the most common sizes used for transportation. A three-bedroom apartment’s belongings can fit into a 20-foot container, whereas four-to-five-bedroom belongings can fit into a 40-foot container). If you have many items to ship, you should go for the 40-foot container. After all, the 40-foot container is not double the price of the 20-foot container, despite its bigger capacity.

Difference Between FCL and LCL

If you have enough items to fill a shipping container, the shipping process will be sped up because your items will be loaded quickly into the container. As a result, you won’t have to wait for it to fill up completely before using it. If you only have a small load and aren’t in a rush, groupage (sharing a container) may be a better choice. This mode of transportation is the most cost-effective, but it is also the slowest. Another name for groupage is “less than a container load” (LCL).

A volume larger than this, on the other hand, will need the full use of the container. A “full container load” is the term for this (FCL).

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Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Nigeria of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$1630
40 ft Container$1720

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Nigeria.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects$520
Household Goods$625
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Nigeria services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$725
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$2260
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$3065
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$4260

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Nigeria via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1825
SUV (Container)$1865
Sedan via RORO$1020
SUV via RORO$1140

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Depending on your products, suppliers, and trade habits, you may need a single mode of freight transportation or a combination of modes to deliver your cargo to its destination. Goods can be shipped to Nigeria by sea, air, rail, or road (truck). The majority of individuals, however, go by air or sea freight. We recommend air freight if you want your items to arrive on time. When it comes to economics, though, sea freight is the best alternative.

Furthermore, because it can handle larger goods than air freight, sea freight transportation is thought to be the most advantageous mode of transport in Nigeria. However, don’t let this information fool you; air freight transportation is also dependable.

There may be door-to-door and/or port-to-port services available, and you must select the option that best suits your needs.

Additional Shipping Costs

When exporting goods to Nigeria, you may face additional expenses, such as:

  • Custom duties
  • Container inspection fees
  • General Rate Increase
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance
  • Nigerian VAT (7.5%)

Only imported goods are subject to customs taxes in Nigeria. Rates range from 5% to 35% for various commodities and are calculated using the current Harmonized Commodity and Coding System (HS code).

What’s Next?

You’d need a quote to get started now that you’ve learned everything there is to know about shipping a container to Nigeria. We can give you a free, comprehensive quote. Fill out our web form or give us a call at (888) 908-6496.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Bill of Lading?

When transporting containers, a bill of lading is required. The bill of lading (BOL) acts as a freight receipt, a freight carrier-shipper contract, and a title document. The bill of lading is a legal document that provides all of the data needed by the shipping firm to successfully manage and invoice the freight cargo.

What Happens If I Lose the Bill of Lading?

Your items will not be delivered until you get a new Bill of Lading or confirmation from the shipper that the shipment may be delivered without a Bill of Lading.

You must promptly inform our Customer Care staff in these instances so that we are aware of the problem and can assist you.

It’s a good idea to prepare and get the following papers if you lose your Bill of Lading:

● A written statement of loss;
● Packing list;
● Cargo commercial invoice;
● Letter of Credit – copy (when payment was made by Letter of Credit);
● Shipper’s approval;
● Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the shipper;
● Letter of indemnity, LOI drew up by the recipient;
● Bank guarantee;
● Formal request: release without OBL or Issuance of New Set OBL

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Nigeria?

The following documents are usually requested when transporting a container abroad:

● Commercial and Proforma Invoices
● Bills of Lading
● Packing List
● Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI)
● Automated Export System (AES) Filing
● Certificate of Origin (CO)
● Incoterms
● Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
● Operational Instructions
● Shipping Under a Letter of Credit

Traders must provide a Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice Exit Note, fully completed Form ‘M,’ Packing list, Single Goods Declaration, and a Product Certificate to get clearance for goods imported into Nigeria. Moreover, the importer was also needed to provide a Combined Certificate Value and Origin (CCVO), which included information such as the products’ description, port of destination, country of origin, date of shipping, and country of supply.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Yes, there are vents in shipping containers. Shipping containers are airtight thanks to small pressure-activated vents near the ceiling and on the sidewalls. These vents are designed to reduce heat and moisture build-up. These, on the other hand, aren’t always effective in preventing condensation on the roof’s bottom or walls.

Watertight and waterproof transport containers are also available. They can withstand water and other forms of severe weather. If a shipping container falls into the water while being transported by sea, it is intended to float.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Nigeria?

The following products are subject to extra limitations when sent to Nigeria. If you’re shipping one of the goods listed below to this nation, make sure to read the shipping instructions carefully to avoid regulatory fines and delays.

● Acids
● Airline Ticket, Blank
● Alcoholic beverages
● Animal products
● Batteries, Haz
● Bearer Documents
● Bio Products, Haz
● Chemicals, Haz and Non-Haz
● Corrosives
● Cosmetics
● Cosmetics, Haz
● Credit Card Blanks
● Credit Cards
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
● Electronic games
● Flammables
● Foodstuffs
● Fruit Juices/Soft Drinks
● Gases
● Glass products
● Ice, Blue
● Ice, Dry
● Ice, Wet
● Industrial equipment
● Infectious Substances
● Jewelry containing precious stones or lead salt
● Knives
● Lead salt
● Liquids, Haz and Non-Haz
● Liquor, Haz and Non-Haz
● Magnetized Materials
● Military equipment
● Oxidizers
● Paints, Haz and Non-Haz
● Passports
● Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
● Perishables
● Personal effects
● Plants
● Plastic made products
● Poisons
● Powders
● Precious Stones
● Processed Wood
● Seeds
● Shoes
● Stationery
● Stocks
● Toiletries, Haz
● Toys

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

The ease of the process is one of the reasons why FCL shipments arrive sooner than LCL shipments. The FCL’s processes and routes are simple. Once your products have been stored within the container, the shipping crew will not open or update it. Your container will simply be delivered to its end location.

LCL shipping is a more time-consuming and complex operation. Since it contains stuff from a number of people, the container will be opened and updated in a number of ports. As a result, LCL shipments arrive later than FLC shipments.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

After gaining customs clearance, the shipping firm will deliver the container or goods to the client.

Even if you’re not there, the container will be delivered to your location. It’s preferable if you can be present to sign all of the necessary paperwork and provide the moving team with instructions on where to park the container. If you are unable to oversee the operation on the delivery day, you might ask someone to do so on your behalf.

Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Nigeria:

Afghanistan to Nigeria
Albania to Nigeria
Algeria to Nigeria
Andorra to Nigeria
Angola to Nigeria
Antigua to Nigeria
Argentina to Nigeria
Armenia to Nigeria
Australia to Nigeria
Austria to Nigeria
Azerbaijan to Nigeria
Bahamas to Nigeria
Bahrain to Nigeria
Bangladesh to Nigeria
Barbados to Nigeria
Belarus to Nigeria
Belgium to Nigeria
Belize to Nigeria
Benin to Nigeria
Bhutan to Nigeria
Bolivia to Nigeria
Bosnia Herzegovina to Nigeria
Botswana to Nigeria
Brazil to Nigeria
Brunei to Nigeria
Bulgaria to Nigeria
Burkina to Nigeria
Burundi to Nigeria
Cambodia to Nigeria
Cameroon to Nigeria
Canada to Nigeria
Cape Verde to Nigeria
Central African Rep to Nigeria
Chad to Nigeria
Chile to Nigeria
China to Nigeria
Colombia to Nigeria
Comoros to Nigeria
Congo to Nigeria
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Nigeria
Costa Rica to Nigeria
Croatia to Nigeria
Cuba to Nigeria
Cyprus to Nigeria
Czech Republic to Nigeria
Denmark to Nigeria
Djibouti to Nigeria
Dominica to Nigeria
Dominican Republic to Nigeria
East Timor to Nigeria
Ecuador to Nigeria
Egypt to Nigeria
El Salvador to Nigeria
Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria
Eritrea to Nigeria
Estonia to Nigeria
Ethiopia to Nigeria
Fiji to Nigeria
Finland to Nigeria
France to Nigeria
Gabon to Nigeria
Gambia to Nigeria
Georgia to Nigeria
Germany to Nigeria
Ghana to Nigeria
Greece to Nigeria

Grenada to Nigeria
Guatemala to Nigeria
Guinea to Nigeria
Guinea-Bissau to Nigeria
Guyana to Nigeria
Haiti to Nigeria
Honduras to Nigeria
Hungary to Nigeria
Iceland to Nigeria
India to Nigeria
Indonesia to Nigeria
Iran to Nigeria
Iraq to Nigeria
Ireland to Nigeria
Israel to Nigeria
Italy to Nigeria
Ivory Coast to Nigeria
Jamaica to Nigeria
Japan to Nigeria
Jordan to Nigeria
Kazakhstan to Nigeria
Kenya to Nigeria
Kiribati to Nigeria
Korea North to Nigeria
Korea South to Nigeria
Kosovo to Nigeria
Kuwait to Nigeria
Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria
Laos to Nigeria
Latvia to Nigeria
Lebanon to Nigeria
Lesotho to Nigeria
Liberia to Nigeria
Libya to Nigeria
Liechtenstein to Nigeria
Lithuania to Nigeria
Luxembourg to Nigeria
Macedonia to Nigeria
Madagascar to Nigeria
Malawi to Nigeria
Malaysia to Nigeria
Maldives to Nigeria
Mali to Nigeria
Malta to Nigeria
Marshall Islands to Nigeria
Mauritania to Nigeria
Mauritius to Nigeria
Mexico to Nigeria
Micronesia to Nigeria
Moldova to Nigeria
Monaco to Nigeria
Mongolia to Nigeria
Montenegro to Nigeria
Morocco to Nigeria
Mozambique to Nigeria
Myanmar, {Burma} to Nigeria
Namibia to Nigeria
Nauru to Nigeria
Nepal to Nigeria
Netherlands to Nigeria
New Zealand to Nigeria
Nicaragua to Nigeria
Niger to Nigeria
Norway to Nigeria
Oman to Nigeria
Pakistan to Nigeria

Palau to Nigeria
Palestine to Nigeria
Panama to Nigeria
Papua New Guinea to Nigeria
Paraguay to Nigeria
Peru to Nigeria
Philippines to Nigeria
Poland to Nigeria
Portugal to Nigeria
Qatar to Nigeria
Romania to Nigeria
Russian Federation to Nigeria
Rwanda to Nigeria
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Nigeria
Samoa to Nigeria
San Marino to Nigeria
Sao Tome & Principe to Nigeria
Saudi Arabia to Nigeria
Senegal to Nigeria
Serbia to Nigeria
Seychelles to Nigeria
Sierra Leone to Nigeria
Singapore to Nigeria
Slovakia to Nigeria
Slovenia to Nigeria
Solomon Islands to Nigeria
Somalia to Nigeria
South Africa to Nigeria
South Sudan to Nigeria
Spain to Nigeria
Sri Lanka to Nigeria
St Kitts & Nevis to Nigeria
St Lucia to Nigeria
Sudan to Nigeria
Suriname to Nigeria
Swaziland to Nigeria
Sweden to Nigeria
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Nigeria
Syria to Nigeria
Taiwan to Nigeria
Tajikistan to Nigeria
Tanzania to Nigeria
Thailand to Nigeria
Timor-Leste to Nigeria
Togo to Nigeria
Tonga to Nigeria
Trinidad & Tobago to Nigeria
Tunisia to Nigeria
Turkey to Nigeria
Turkmenistan to Nigeria
Tuvalu to Nigeria
Uganda to Nigeria
Ukraine to Nigeria
United Arab Emirates to Nigeria
United Kingdom to Nigeria
United States to Nigeria
Uruguay to Nigeria
Uzbekistan to Nigeria
Vanuatu to Nigeria
Vatican City to Nigeria
Venezuela to Nigeria
Vietnam to Nigeria
Yemen to Nigeria
Zambia to Nigeria
Zimbabwe to Nigeria

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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