Dear Valued Customer,

The current congestion at Apapa seaport (APMT) is resulting in berthing delays of vessels that are arriving at the port. Vessels have to join a queue to berth to discharge import containers or load exports at the port. All shipping lines’ vessels calling at APMT are experiencing this berthing delay, which on the average is presently at about 30 days per ship, with about 20 vessels waiting to berth. This situation is also having a spill over effect on other container terminals in Lagos.

The cost of the berthing delays to the port operator, shipping lines and all port users are becoming unbearable. With this situation, we are left with no choice than to look for alternative ports of discharge in order to make your cargo quickly available to you and to mitigate the costs.

Further to the above, please note that as from Monday 27th January 2020, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will be diverting all vessels that have waited at the Lagos Anchorage for upward of four (4) days to other pilotage districts. This according to the NPA is necessary to curtail the growing negative economic impact the continuous waiting of vessels would cause various stakeholders.

Please continue to refer to our local website or follow this link Rotation number/vessel ETA/ETS to obtain your shipment arrival details.

We thank you for shipping with PIL.

PIL Nigeria Limited