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1, Alhaji Moshood Tijani Road, Apapa, Lagos

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  1. Maersk Line
  2. Pacific International Line Limited (PIL)
  3. MOL Shipping Line
  4. Lagos and Niger Shipping Agency Limited (LANSAL)
  5. Blue Funnel
  6. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC or Comet)
  7. Alraine, Crossmarine, Transcorp, Nile Dutch, Wasa Delmas
  8. CMA CGM Delmas (SDV)

The operational modes of all the shipping companies are very similar. When a ship arrives at an approved port at its final destination, the shipping company that owns the ship prepares the shipping manifest of the arrived ship and sends it to the customs’ manifest report seat of the Customs’ Area Command the ship is assigned to.

A shipping Manifest is a list of all the goods on board an arrived ship compiled by shipping companies, indicating whether they are containerized or not containerized, stating the container numbers of all the containerized goods, the description of the items, their quantities, the names and addresses of the shippers, the names and addresses of the importers, the Form ‘M’ numbers opened for the items, the Bills of Laden numbers raised for the goods and other relevant information.

The shipping manifest is therefore a comprehensive descriptive list of every item onboard an arrival ship at an approved port compiled by shipping companies.

This shipping manifest prepared on both prints and in computer diskettes are submitted to Customs Manifest report seat at the C.P.C of the Customs Area Command the ship is assigned. Once the manifest is received and approved by the customs of the command, it becomes the official working document to which references are made by both customs and agents and any other interest persons or groups.

The shipping manifests of ship assigned to Apapa Area Command and its controlled bonded terminals are submitted to the manifest report seat at the Commands C.P.C, the same is applicable to all other commands.


Request for the refund of container deposit and excess demurrage is made by the clearing agency on behalf of the importer in the form of application. The application letter typed with the letter-head paper of the clearing agency will be addressed to the shipping manager of the shipping company that brought the container.

The application letter will be accompanied with the following shipping company documents:

  1.  Container card issued by the shipping company during release.
  2.  Original bank teller with which payment was made.
  3.  Original invoice issued by the shipping company.
  4.  Original Proforma invoice in which the shipping company charges was raised.
  5.  Original receipt of payment issued by the shipping company.
  6.  Container condition report in which remark of the condition of the container was made during delivery of the laden container.
  7.  Container condition report in which remarks of the condition of the container was made when the empty was returned back to the shipping company.
  8.  A photocopy of the Bill of Lading of the container.

A set of photocopies of the above documents is made on which acknowledgement of the receipt of the refund documents will be made by the shipping company when it is submitted.
It takes twenty-one days and above for shipping company to process the application before refund is made.

The shipping company will issue a cheque in favour of the importer for the amount refunded.
When the deposit refund cheque is ready, the clearing agency will authorize one of its staffs to collect the cheque on behalf of the importer.

Once the refund cheque is collected, the transaction between the shipping company and the importer on that Bill of Laden with regard to that particular consignment is ended and closed



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