Any import or export involving goods are transported in containers. Trading by sea has been one of the oldest means goods transportation known to man from Europe to America, Asia and to Africa, goods are stored, moved or received in containers. These shipping containers are made of steel and have different sizes in which they come in, there are also different types of containers and each ones purpose is designed to what the container is to carry. They are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and are also raw materials for some builders to construct offices, residential areas or schools and many more. These containers are not only transported on ships but also on rail and trucks to move goods from one place to another. Storage containers usually come in 40 0r 20 fts, 8’,8.6’’ higher.
Lagos seaport is been used by both government and individuals or corporations to trade.
Prices of Containers in Nigeria
The most used containers are 40ft, 20ft and 10ft containers here in Nigeria. We will look at the different empty containers or used containers in Nigeria for sale.
Prices Of 40ft Containers
In Apapa, Amuwuo-Odofin, Ikoyi, Ikeja in Lagos a 40ft container cost between 1,200,000 to 1,300,000 Naira. Used containers of this size will go for around 1,200,000 to 1,250,000 Naira.
Prices Of 20ft Containers
In Lagos you can purchase an empty 20ft containers for prices between 800,000 to 850,000 Naira.
Prices Of 10ft Containers
You can get a 10ft container for prices between 500,000 to 600,000 Naira.
These Shop containers come in different container sizes and are available between N1,200,000 to N3,000,000 for 40ft or 20fts. Smaller sizes such as 7 x 7, 10 x 8, 7x 6.5, 8 x 8 prices range between 500,000 to 600,000. These containers are available for sale now in Alaba international market Ojo Lagos State, if you are interested to buy please contact me via <strong style=”font-size: 25px;”>07068095566</strong> or Whatsapp me on <strong style=”font-size: 22px;”>07085076794</strong>.
Price of Clearing Containers
To clear containers in Nigeria attracts costs like custom duty payments, alongside shipping & terminal charges and cash for the clearing agent. Different goods have different prices at the port before the container is released. Each 40ft container within Lagos is 200,000 to 400,000 Naira, outside Lagos per 40ft container is 400,000 to 600,000 Naira, Shipping companies charge approximately 170,000 Naira for services, while terminal charge is 180,000 Naira, punching is 10,000, custom documentation is 100,000 Naira, provisional demurrage goes for 100,000 Naira, agent fee is 350,000 naira, ports surcharge 7.5% of the value declared, comprehensive inspection supervision scheme 1% of the value declared, ETLS 0.5% of the value declared, Value added tax is at 7.5% and import duties based on the HS code. These prices are subject to change and are not fixed.
For each 20ft container 100,000 Naira inside Lagos and 200,000 Naira outside Lagos. Shipping company charges are around 100,000 Naira, Agent fee is still the same, provisional demurrage N50,000, custom documentation N100,000, terminal charge N100,000, shipping company charge N100,000, the other charges remain the same.
List of documents required for clearance at the customs
But you will require the following documents to able to cleared by customs;
List showing description of goods and their dimension.
- Pro-forma invoice
- Pre arrive assessment report
- Combined certificate of value and origin (Form 16)
- Assessment notice from a custom agent
- Bill of Landing from the shipping company
- Form M
- Custom duty payment confirmation
These shipping containers have expiry dates between 10 to 15 years from production, so its important you examine properly the container you are buying and get all required documentation pertaining the container before making purchase.