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AIR FREIGHTS NIGERIA FAST-TRACK CLEARANCE OF AIR SHIPMENT

Air freights Nigeria? How fast do you need the shipment to Nigeria delivered to your warehouse or your operational base? Is there some long distances travel from the port to your base at the destination? So many factors come into play in deciding whether to use airfreight or sea freight. The single most important factor of course is how urgent you need what you have ordered for your operations.

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AIR FREIGHTS NIGERIA: HOW FAST DO YOU NEED ITEM

Air freights Nigeria is fundamentally faster than sea freight, and takes from a few hours to a few days to reach destination. However, routing time must be factored to the overall time. Also, availability of aircraft at the origin, holding time at the origin, and shipment handling at origin and destination must be factored. Sea freight on the other hand takes from weeks to months, depending on the distance. This article will show how you can fast-track your shipment clearance.

AIR FREIGHTS TO NIGERIA OR SEA FREIGHT – WHAT FACTORS TO CONSIDER?

Other factors that determine the choice of shipping method include location and trade terms available. Furthermore, cost, environment, distance, and even the nature or type of goods must be considered. For airfreight, most measures are often by weight, whereas volume is the limiting factor for sea freights. Again, look at the environmental impact on your good against the shipping method. Thus, will the emission of huge quantity of carbon (II) oxide by the aircraft impact more on your cargo at long distance?

AIR FREIGHTS NIGERIA: HOW TO BEAT URGENCY

Have you have decided to use airfreight? Therefore, how do you speed up cargo clearance in Nigeria to beat any urgency? Keep reading for the following bonus.

In principle, Nigeria operates with airfreight clearance policy that requires that all cargo be cleared within 2 to 3 work day on arrival at the port. In practice though, clearance time could take additional 1 to 2 days, making a total of 3, 4, or 5 days. The reason is because there are a number of smaller steps which must be followed, leading to physical examination and exit of the cargo. Is there anything that could be done to speed up the process? Yes there is.

The answer lies with what you do with Shipper’s copy of waybill or air waybill.

AIR FREIGHTS NIGERIA: USE THE SHIPPER’S COPY OF WAYBILL TO BEGIN DUTY COMPLIANCE

The shipper delivers the goods to the carrier, and receipt issued to him to indicate acceptance of shipper’s instruction. Original copy waybill or air waybill is also given to shipper as evidence of acceptance of goods and proof of contract. Ask your shipper to send a scan copy of the waybill to you. The carrier (airline) is assumed to have regularised all documentation with the Customs at the origin. The clearing vendor should use the scan copy waybill, with help from the airline agent in Nigeria to begin duty compliance.

Do not think that Customs will not accept the bill. Customs primary function is to generate revenue for the Nigerian State. Hence, they are eager to help collect duty. Woo! You can do it fastest.

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In Conclusion:

Vagmon Integrated Services has experience in initiating duty compliance at least 48 hours before cargo arrival at the Nigerian Ports. Use us to fast-track your cargo. Applying the above method gets your shipment to Nigeria out in the shortest possible time.

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