Freight forwarding is the process of acting on behalf of someone or a company that wants to import or export goods from one country to another. There are many companies in the world that deal in freight forwarding.
For example, let's say you ordered 100 Calvin Klein dresses from my business, Closeout Explosion, and now want to have these dresses sent to Lagos. You can use a shipping company such as UPS, Fed Ex, or the US Postal Service. Although these carriers are very reliable, a freight forwarder can usually offer you a better rate by aggregating your shipment with orders from other Nigerian retailer.
These are some of the freight forwarding companies shipping to Nigeria;
1.) WADOYE EXPRESS LIMITED:
This is a company that is based in Nigeria. They offer freighting services to major locations acros the world. They also do door to door delivery, logistics services and management.
2.) CHIBYKE GLOBAL:
They are based in Lagos Nigeria. They offer services on Air freight, shipping, courier, warehousing, import and export. They do shipping to any part of the world and their main clients are Jumia, Skye bank, Tecno among other companies.
3.) DHL NIGERIA:
This is an international company in the field of freight forwarding. They do freight transportation (sea, air, land and rail), supply chain solutions , e commerce and express services. Official logistic partners are Manchester united, Formula one (F1) among other big companies.
4.) GIG LOGISTICS:
This is a Nigeria based company founded in 2008. They provide services such as freight forwarding, haulage services, mailroom services, warehousing and distribution.
5.) OREGUN FREIGHT HANDLERS:
This is a Nigeria based company that deals in; freight handling, warehousing, road freight, customs clearance, local logistics and transport logistics.
6.)BANDS TECHNICAL COMPANY:
This is a company that was established way back in 1986, much about this company ain't known because they don't have an updated website.
7.) SAIMA NIGERIA LIMITED:
This is a company that was jointly formed by Nigerian entrepreneurs to deal with freighting in and out of Nigeria. They deal in Sea freight, Air freight, Custom clearance, logistics and distribution.
8.) VALUE HANDLERS INTERNATIONAL:
They deal in both air and sea freight. Their head offices are located in Lagos, Nigeria. They ship to and from Nigeria to over 40 countries in the world.
9.) ZENITH CAREX:
They mainly do freighting from and to the United States of America from Nigeria. They are based in Lagos, Nigeria. They mainly deal in Air and sea freight forwarding. Featured US merchants are Ebay, Amazon, Macy's, Staples among many more big companies. They can also do shipping to any country when requested.
10.) CREASEDA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED :
They are based jn Lagos, Nigeria. They do air logistics, Sea logistics, overland logistics among many more services. They do shipping to any part of the world but mostly Middle east and Asia. They also offer Goods delivery from door to door.
All these Freighting companies are regulated by a government regulation council that is known as Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding In Nigeria (CRFFN).
Most of the freight companies named above have been in business for more than 20 years and were formed by entrepreneurs partnership to solve the problem of freighting and forwarding in and out of Nigeria.
Prices of these Companies are not constant and are due to fluctuate depending on the country one is shipping from and to. Prices may also fluctuate due to the type of goods being transported.