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Shipping From China to Nigeria


Shipping From China to Nigeria

How to Import from China to Nigeria to Start a Business ?! 

Nigeria, country located on the western coast of Africa. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa. China is Nigeria’s largest source of imports, followed by India and the United States.

Sea and air freight are the main options to move your goods from China to Nigeria. There are many freight forwarders that offer container shipping and air cargo transport services, but with us, there are more possibilities. It’s vital to work with a one who understands your needs and always carries out tailored shipping solution from China to Nigeria.


Sea freight from China to Nigeria

Sea freight is the very first choice when shipping from China to Nigeria due to its nature of being economically and environmentally superior to other modes of shipping, especially over long distance, for goods in bulk or equipment of large size. Most of the time, goods are shipped in containers, and sometimes with bulk cargo ships, RO-RO ships or tankers, etc.

FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Nigeria. Generally, we offer FCL shipping service to Nigeria with 20ft container and 40ft container (20GP, 40GP and 40HQ). FCL is more cost efficient.
LCL (Less than container load): If your cargo can’t fill an entire container, our consolidation (LCL shipping) service from China to Nigeria is always available, i.e. sharing a container with other clients who have cargo to the same destination, at the same time. Naturally, due to extra work (consolidation, de-consolidation, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), the final cost on each unit is higher than FCL, and shipping takes longer. 

We offer port to port, door to port and door to door freight solutions from China to Nigeria, depending on your specific requirements. Our sea freight forwarding services from China to Nigeria covers all the major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. Considering the final destination, we’ll transport your cargo via the most convenient port in Nigeria, such as Apapa, Tin Can, Onne, Port Harcourt, etc. 

Air freight from China to Nigeria

Air freight provides a fast and safe shipping solution from China to Nigeria for time-sensitive and high value commodities.  Generally cargo air shipped from China takes 3-7 days to arrive in Nigeria. If your supply chain has sufficient budget, and is more concerned about security than cost, especially when shipping high-value goods, then air freight is the perfect solution. 

We provide air shipping services from China to Nigeria. When shipping by air with us, we provide the best shipping solution and the fastest route which meets your needs and guarantees a relatively cost-efficient way. Flying your cargo with us gives you peace of mind as we take care of your air shipments from pick-up till delivery to the destination, overseeing every link of the logistics chain.

Lagos and Abuja airports together handle approx. 75% of the country’s total air cargo traffic.

Compared to sea freight, air freight is not so often used due to its high cost. Not everything is worth air shipping, and not everything can be shipped by air. 


How long does it take to ship from China to Nigeria?

Shipping from China to Nigeria takes 30-50 days by sea, and 5-7 days by air. The actual transit time may vary if you are choosing different seaport/airport, service and route. 
In peak season lead time and shipping take longer. 

Everybody wants a fast and safe delivery of shipment at the minimum cost possible. Different shipments, circumstances with various requirements, plus the ever changing shipping market, there’s no simple solution. An experienced freight forwarder shall analyze all the factors and provide the best shipping solution under give circumstance, and meet your needs.

Contact us if you are interested in shipping from China to Nigeria (Apapa, Tin Can, Lagos, Abuja, Onne, Port Harcourt, etc.). Whether you are shipping standard sea container, air cargo, refrigerated or oversized cargo, we are the solution.

Shawn.Liao (Mr.)



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