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Apapa (Lagos) (NGAPP)

Nigeria

General info

address
P.M.B 1021 Apapa, Lagos Nigeria
EMAIL
website
http://www.nigerianports.org/
phone
+234 1 5452820
fax
234 1 5452662
cororate office
Nigerian Ports Authority 26/28 Marina, Lagos. P.M.B 12588 Lagos
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
21,730,426 tonnes
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
32,000 TEUs

This port generates close to 22 thousand TEU’s of containerized cargo and 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.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Lagos, Ikorodu, Ifo, Shagamu, Epe, Abeokuta, Igbo Ora, Ibadan, Eruwa, Apomu, Ikire, Lalupon, Modakeke, Okitipupa, Fiditi, Gbongan, Olupona, Iwo, Oyo, Ife

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

APL, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MOL, MSC, ZIM

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

There are no unique country requirements and restrictions for this port.You can reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique forms or certificates required for this port/country. You can reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

Different government agencies require several documentations for both import and export. Some of these agencies include NAFDAC, Nigeria Customs, SSS, Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment etc. You must ensure all necessary government requirements are fulfilled.

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Country Requirements & Restrictions

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,however, 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 not Safety Shoes used in oil industries, Sports Shoes, Canvass Shoes and 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 also lists items whose importation is “absolutely prohibited:” Air Pistols Airmail Photographic Printing Paper. All counterfeit/pirated materials or articles including Base or Counterfeit Coins 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 of 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 which are not legal tender in Nigeria. Nuclear Industrial waste and other Toxic waste Some spirits Weapons 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

Forms & Certificates

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

Key Customs Facts

Different government agencies require several documentations for both import and export. Some of these agencies are NAFDAC, Nigeria Customs, SSS, Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment etc. You must ensure that all necessary government requirements are fulfilled. Vessel manifests are to be processed with customs 7 days before the arrival of the vessel. Bill of landing amendments, after vessel manifests have been processed, will require customs approval.

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