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Shipping Services to Nigeria

With decades of experience of shipping cars and goods to major ports in Nigeria, we can guarantee a hassle-free experience, no matter the size of your shipment.

Our knowledgeable experts make the process seamless

Choose our services for safe and on time delivery of your shipments. Nigeria is one of the biggest markets of buying and selling imported used vehicles in the world. We ship hundreds of cars from the US to Nigeria every week. Moreover, with our RoRo and container shipping services we also ship parts, cargo, heavy equipment and building materials. Request a free quote today.

Things to know when shipping to Nigeria

  • Vehicles that are above Fifteen (15) years from the date of manufacture are banned import. Tractors, buses, trucks & trailer heads are exempt.
  • For importing NEW vehicles, a FORM M is required to be obtained by the consignee in Nigeria prior to shipping.
  • Title of Ownership and registration with no Liens on the Title is required.
  • Bill of Sale or original purchase invoice needs to be provided.
  • Vehicles with right-hand drive are prohibited.

    Providing services for shipping cars to Nigeria and more

    Shipping cars to Nigeria bought at a US auction?

    Arranging for international shipping from abroad can be challenging in itself, let alone the paperwork needed to clear Customs. We offer:
    Pick up of cars from the auction site
    Insured inland transportation
    Documentation and US Customs clearance
    Insured RoRo shipping and container shipping service

    Shipping machinery and equipment to Nigeria?

    Nigeria being a growing market for these products, inadequate knowledge of the change in government regulations may cause unnecessary delays and extra import costs. We offer:
    Assistance with import documentation
    Immediate freight forwarding with no delays
    Information to optimize import fees and duties


    There are a few basic steps to ship a container from the USA to Nigeria: Get a quote and Book: Choose origin, destination, size of container, time frame, get a quote and book your shipment. Documentation: Your AES agent will work with you to gather all necessary documentation for shipping a car to Nigeria. This includes the shipping order, title copy of the vehicle, bill of sale, and power of attorney. AES will provide a consignee form. US Customs clearance: AES agents will review all of the paperwork and make sure hassle-free US Customs Clearance for shipping to Nigeria from the USA. Delivery: Your shipment will be delivered safely and on-time to destination ports. AES agents will also provide all the information regarding import laws shipping a car to Nigeria from the US.

    Generally, the same documentation is required in both the cases. However, it depends on the contents of your cargo. For example, chemicals would require more rigorous inspections then cars. Also some Nigerian ports do not allow RoRo shipping, so please check with an agent, or use the instant quote section to check if Roro is available at your destination port.
    We ship to all major ports in Nigeria: Apapa and Tin Can Island in Lagos; Onne and Port Harcourt in Rivers; Warri in Delta; and Calabar in Cross River.
    The approximate time to ship to Nigeria is 3 weeks. However, it varies depending on external factors, such as demand, weather, shipping schedules, customs, etc.
    Typically the cost difference is around $300, however it may vary depending on demand and availability.
    Yes, typically RoRo shipping is more cost-effective than container shipping.
    The cost of marine insurance largely depends on the type of business, what you ship, and other variables. Please contact us directly for more details.