Nigerian importers to pay more as French shipping company raises fees

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A French shipping company, CMA-CGM has increased local charges on all cargo bound for Nigeria, blaming the inflationary trend on its decision to increase its rates.

In a statement on Wednesday, the company said the new charges were implemented after discussions with the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC).

According to the statement, “Following the inflationary trend in Nigeria, we would like to officially inform our dear customers that some of our local rates will be changed.

“We have, after discussion with the Nigerian Shippers Council, implemented the following increase in our charges on Nigerian cargoes.

“The increase will be effective from April 20, 2022.

“For import documentation fees, all 20ft containers will now pay N37,000 while all 40ft containers will now pay N59,000.

“For additional port charges, 20ft containers will now pay N45,000 while 40ft containers will now pay N82,500.

“On demurrage, the first zero to five days remain free. After the fifth day, all 20ft containers will now pay N7,000 for the sixth to ten days. 11-15 days will attract N10,500. 16-21 days will pay N11,900. Any other 20ft container still not cleared after 21 days will pay N14,000 per day.

“For 40-foot containers, zero to five days also remain free. Then 6-10 days will pay N11,250. 11-15 days will pay N15,400. 16-21 days will pay N17,500. Any other 40ft container still not cleared after 21 days will pay N20,300 per day.

“All other local export charges will remain unchanged. Rest assured that CMA-CGM will continue to strive to provide you with the highest quality of service.

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