Apapa, Nigeria

Port Overview

Lagos is the earliest and largest Port in Nigeria. It is situated in Apapa, Lagos State, the commercial center of Nigeria. Lagos (Apapa) seaport was established in 1913 and construction of the first four deep water berths commenced in 1921. The Apapa Port is well equipped with modern cargo handling equipment and personnel support facilities making her cost effective and customer friendly.

Vessel operators serving Apapa

Currently there are a few carriers with service to Apapa. However with the various consortiums among the carriers, there are actually only about two sailings a week to Apapa. With our regular shipments to the West African region, it is not an issue for us to find a suitable sailing with available space and equipment to Apapa.

Latest Development News

Congestion at Apapa is getting worse as more and more owners do not have the financial means to move them. Containers that had been left idle for a period of up to one year would be subject to damage and constitute loss not only to the owners but the economy. Issues like high cost of transportation and road network issues have prevented movement of overtime containers to areas out the the port.

However importers and exporters across the country rather their shipment be arranged to Lagos (Apapa) ports, despite the huge losses they incur as a result of bad roads and high demurrage. It is commercially not viable as the not many carriers have regular sailings to other Nigerian ports.

AD&K Logistics have been assisting our customers for their shipments to Apapa since our incorporation in Singapore. Our experience with shipments to Apapa is pretty established. Feel free to contact us for any queries for your orders to Apapa.

More information on Lagos:-

Nigeria Customs

Nigerian Ports Authority

Prohibited goods to Nigeria

Decentralizing port operations and ending the chaos in Lagos

Despite Heavy Losses, Traders Reject Options to Lagos Ports

Nigeria loses fortunes to over-dependence on Lagos ports

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