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Apapa (Lagos) (NGAPP), Lagos, Nigeria

Apapa (Lagos)

Apapa (Lagos) (NGAPP), Lagos, Nigeria
P.M.B 1021 Apapa, Lagos Nigeria
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234 1 5452662
Nigerian Ports Authority 26/28 Marina, Lagos. P.M.B 12588 Lagos
21,730,426 tonnes
32,000 TEUs

Requirements to ship to the ports

To receive clearance for goods imported into Nigeria, traders must present a Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice Exit Note, duly completed Form ‘M’, Packing list, Single Goods Declaration, and a Product Certificate.

Nigeria’s list of prohibited or restricted imports is as follows: Live or dead birds including frozen poultry.Pork, beef, bird’s eggs, excluding hatching eggs.Refined vegetable oils and fats (includes mayonnaise). Crude vegetable oil is NOT banned from importation.Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form in retail packs.Cocoa butter, powder and cakes.Spaghetti/noodles.Fruit Juice in retail packs.Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters containing added sugar or sweetening matter or flavored, ice snow, other non-alcoholic beverages and beer and stout (bottled, canned or otherwise packed, but excluding energy or health drinks (liquid dietary supplements).Bagged cement.Mosquito Repellant Coils.Sanitary Wares of Plastics and Domestic Articles and Wares of Plastics (but excluding Baby Feeding bottles) and flushing cistern and waterless toilets.Rethreaded and used Pneumatic tires but excluding used trucks tires for rethreading of sized 11.00 x 20 and above.Corrugated Paper and Paper Boards, and cartons, boxes and cases made from corrugated paper and paper boards, toilet paper, cleaning or facial tissue, excluding baby diapers and incontinent pads for adult use.Telephone Re-charge cards and vouchers.Carpets and other textile floor coverings.All types of Foot Wears, Bags and Suitcases but excluding Safety Shoes used in oil industries, sports shoes, canvass shoes all Completely Knocked Down (CKD) blanks and parts.Hollow Glass Bottles of a capacity exceeding 150mls (0.15 liters) of all kinds used for packaging of beverages by breweries and other beverage and drink companies.Used compressors and used fridges/freezers.Used Motor Vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture.

In addition, NCS lists items whose importation is “absolutely prohibited:”Air PistolsAirmail Photographic Printing Paper.All counterfeit/pirated materials or articles including Base or Counterfeit Coin of any Country.Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar substances.Blank invoices.Coupons for Foreign Football pools or other betting arrangements.Cowries.Exhausted tea or tea mixed with other substances.Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges.Indecent or obscene prints, painting, books, cards, engraving or any indecent or obscene articles.Manilas.Matches made with white phosphorous.Materials of any description with a design which, considering the purpose for which any such material is intended to be used, is likely in - the opinion of the president to create a breach of the peace or to offend the religious views of any class of persons in Nigeria.Meat, Vegetables or other provisions declared by a health officer to be unfit for human consumption.Piece goods and all other textiles including wearing apparel, hardware of all kinds' crockery and china or earthenware goods bearing inscriptions (whether in Roman or Arabic characters) from the Koran or from the traditions and commentaries on the Koran.Pistols disguised in any form.Second-hand clothing.Silver or metal alloy coins not being legal tender in Nigeria.Nuclear Industrial waste and other Toxic wasteSome spiritsWeapons and ammunition of any description which in the opinion of the Comptroller-General are designed for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other similar substance.

About the port

This port generating 22 thousand TEU’s of containerized cargo eases the functioning of the import-export taking place along the coast. With this, the Port of Apapa Lagos has made its mark in international trade with an overall capacity of 19.5 thousand TEU’s and 298 reefer plugs.


It may interest you to know that the local logistics zone of the port is provided with 44 hectares of the container terminal. It is also a multimodal port which specialises with the handling of dry cargo, wheat, oil, cement and container.


The Apapa Port in the South West was earmarked for development in 1913 and construction of the first four deep water berths of 548.64m at the port began in 1921


The port is well- known for its container terminal which has about 6.4 thousand square meters of covered storage. What’s makes it all the more significant is that the port of Apapa Lagos is the country’s primary outlet for exports. A port so strategically planned is bound to drive the regional economy serving as the agent of change.