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Top 10 Shipping Companies In Nigeria

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Shipping goods into Nigeria and other African countries are one of the most profitable businesses top Nigerian businessmen do and to be able to import these goods into the country, they require the services of shipping companies.

If you’re a businessman or woman planning to start an importation or exportation business in the country, then this article is for you as we shall be outlining a list of the top 10 best shipping companies in Nigeria.

Best Shipping Companies In Nigeria Right Now: Top 10

1) Maersk Nigeria Limited

Maersk Nigeria Limited is one of the top providers of shipping services in the country and it is ranked as the best shipping company in Nigeria this year.

This shipping company was founded in 1928 by some Danish businessmen and it is a subsidiary of Mærsk Group which is a company that conglomerates with activities in the transport, logistics and energy sectors.

The company is headquartered at Copenhagen in Denmark their head office in Nigeria can be found at Kazuma Plaza 2-4 Ede Street Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.

2) Delek Marine Services Limited

Delek Marine Services LTD. is a shipping and logistics company based in Nigeria. The company was established in 2008 and they’re ranked as the 2nd best shipping company in Nigeria right now.

This shipping company is also a big player in the Nigerian petroleum industry. The distribution of their shipping services are cut across both offshore and onshore.

3) Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics Limited

Fortune Global is a shipping and logistics company in Nigeria which is headquartered at No 15, Fatai Irawo Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos State. The company is an international forwarder that specializes on managing shipments from one place to another.

This shipping company is regarded as one of the best Nigerian shipping companies right now with over 100+ employees working around the globe to ensure their clients are happy and fulfilled with their services.

Fortune Global Shipping and Logistics Limited is located in Nigeria and can be contacted with the following phone numbers: +234 814 968 7490, +234 908 025 5796. Their emails are & increase you choose to contact them via email.

4) Admiral Marine Shipping Nigeria Limited

Admiral Marine Shipping Nigeria Limited is a leading shipping company in Nigeria that specializes on cargoes, freight services, consultancy, clearing & forwarding and many more.

This shipping company boast of over 30 fleets, managed ocean-going vessels and sea crafts under its agency, thus offering robust marine and oilfield supports and ship husbandry services to ship owners and major oil multinationals.

With over 18 years of experience in the shipping and cargo transport industry, Admiral Marine Shipping Limited is one Nigerian shipping company to reckon with in the industry. It is ranked as the 4th best shipping company in Nigeria.

They are located at 29 Burma Road Nasco House 2nd Fl, Apapa, Lagos and to reach them via phone, call 01 5453472. Email addresses of this shipping company are and

5) Cloverleaf Shipping Limited

Cloverleaf is another top Nigerian shipping company that offers agency, shipping and freight forwarding services in Nigeria. They also have various affiliations with many top foreign shipping companies that have been in the industry for many years.

This shipping company is also one of the best shipping companies in Nigeria right now. Cloverleaf Shipping Limited is located at No 1 Warehouse, Apapa, Lagos and you can contact them on phone with the following numbers: 01-5870333, 01-5871303, 01-5872979 and 01-7740694.

6) Safmarine Nigeria Limited

Safemarine Nigeria limited is a well known shipping company in Nigeria that are into shipping goods and other cargoes from Nigeria to the United States and other countries of the world.

The company was founded in 1946 in South Africa and right now, Safemarine has presence in the shipping industries of over 85 countries of the world (Nigeria included) with heavy presence in Africa.

Their Nigerian office is located at Kazuma Plaza 6th Floor 2-4 Ede Street, Apapa, Lagos and contact them on phone by calling the following numbers: 08022931042, 08174664016 and 08132278681.

7) Comet Shipping Agencies Nigeria Limited

Comet Shipping Agencies Nigeria Limited is a Nigerian shipping and cargo clearing and forwarding company which was established in 1984 by of one Nigeria’s richest men, General T Y Danjuma.

As at 2011, Comet has handled over 140 vessels at the ports of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Warri. This Shipping Agency is also licensed with Nigeria’s Customs & Excise to operate as a clearing and forwarding agent for both sea and air freight.

Comet Shipping Agencies Limited is located at No. 4, Hinderer Road, Apapa, Lagos. The phone numbers for questions and enquires about their services are: 01-2645201, 01-2634284, 01-2645594, 01-5453214.

8) Balaguer Limited

Balaguer Limited is a shipping company in Nigeria that promises to provide you with professional, exclusive and confidential handling of your consignment at any port in Nigeria.

Services provided by Balaguer Shipping Limited include providing shipping and insurance cover for your goods, customs clearing of the goods from the ports, delivery of goods to customers destination and warehousing and security of goods.

They are licensed by the Nigerian Maritime Authority (NMA) and Nigeria customs service as a shipping company to operate in the country. Balaguer Nigeria Limited is located at Leo Block, Ground Floor, Eleganza Plaza, 1, Commercial Road, Apapa, Lagos State and their phone numbers are 08033260348, 08030453130, 08122145056 and 08185743480.

9) Sifax Logistics Nigeria Limited

Sifax Logistics Nigeria Limited is another top Nigerian shipping company and a subsidiary of Sifax Group. This shipping and logistics company is one of the fastest-growing shipping companies in Nigeria.

Service provided by this company includes shipping of goods, cargoes, Oil & Gas into and out of the country. Other subsidiaries of Sifax Group includes SAHCO Plc, SIFAX Off Dock, Sky Capital, SIFAX Marine and MAC FOLLY Hospitality.

They are located at No. 54 Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria. Their email address is and if you choose to contact them via phone, call the following numbers: 234-01-7120041 234-01-4408433.

10) OceanGlory Commodities Limited

OceanGlory Commodities Limited is a shipping company that offers Shipping and cargo services into and out of Nigeria. Other services provided by this company include Haulage and logistics services, Oil and gas services, Freight forwarding and many more.

The company aims at providing outstanding new generation, cost-effective, friendly shipping/cargo solutions, and services to their local and international customers. OceanGlory Commodities Limited is located at No. 25, Randle Road, Apapa, Lagos Nigeria and can be contacted with the following phone numbers: +234 815 9622 774, +2348159622774.


  • Express Cargo (Liners) Shipping
  • Zenith Shipping Company Limited
  • Derron Group
  • AdeLove Shipping Nigeria Limited
  • Antwerp Shipping Nigeria Limited
  • Golden Shipping Company Nigeria Limited
  • Inter global Shipping Company Limited
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company Nigeria
  • Beta Shipping Limited
  • Ordia And Sons Cargo
  • Ship Afrika International
  • Nigerdock Nigeria PLC
  • Aero Atlantic Limited
  • Mas Global Express And Logistics


The above listed companies are some of the best shipping companies you can find in Nigeria right now and if you’re looking into importing or/and exporting goods in Nigeria, any of these companies should handle these tasks effectively.

Did we miss any top Nigerian shipping company whose services are top-notch? Or do you have any question or questions regarding this topic, please tell us in the comment section below.

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