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Importers to pay additional charges in Nigeria

Importers using the ports in Tincan Island, Lagos and Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, are now to pay charges on bulk cargoes of cement, fish, fertilizer, rice, salt, iron ore containers and vehicles.

Also, they will pay charges on truck laden with goods from Seme and Idiroko borders.

Hitherto, some levies had been introduced to importers using the ports by shipping lines within the last two months when CMA CGM declared Emergency Congestion Surcharge (ECS) of $400 per container on Lagos import cargoes.

Also, last September, Maersk Line said the $2 billion earmarked for fuel would be spread on each container conveyed by its ships to Nigeria.

In the latest charges, Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN), South West zone, said that a 20 feet container and its equivalent would attract N2,000, while cargoes in 40 feet container and its equivalent would cost N5,000.

It noted that trailers from borders would pay N10,000 and half body trailers from borders are to pay N5,000.

Others are imported cars from seaports, which attracts N1,000, bulk cargoes of cement, fish, fertilizer, rice, salt, iron ore, petroleum products, among others.

Read more on New Telegraph.

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