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RORO

RORO is an abbreviation for Roll-On/Roll-Off.
RORO (Roll-on/Roll-off) ships are cargo ships designed to transport wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, buses, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or with the assistance of a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.

Self-propelled products, such as cars and tractors, roll on and off the vessel on their own wheels, as opposed to being lifted onboard using cranes.

CONTAINERIZATION

Containerization is an intermodal freight transport system that employs intermodal containers (also called…


New service offering by AMG Logistics

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INTRODUCING our all-new “Concierge Services” available for both International & Domestic Passengers

Contact us for the following services:

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Visa on Arrival (VOA)

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Police/Army Escort Services

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Car Pickup Services

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Hotel Bookings

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Covid Test Bookings

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Ticket Bookings

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Visa Extension

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Airport Protocol Service

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Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

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Yellow Card Issuance

AMG Logistics is a Lagos-based TRACE certified logistics company. Our services include Freight forwarding, Customs Clearance, Trucking, Distribution, and Warehousing within Nigeria.

CONTACT US

Tel: +234 909 199 9866

sales.nigeria@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9866

customer.services@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9841

cs.abuja@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9805

documentation.department@amglogistics.com
+234 909 199 9813

AMG Logistics Locations

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LADOL lifts 320-ton heavy cargo with MTC Crane

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Mobile Tower Crane (MTC) at LADOL Free Zone

LADOL Free Zone says the MTC Crane installed at its quayside by Mammoet has made Nigeria the heavy-lift hub for West Africa as both LADOL and Mammoet last week performed the first heavy-lift project using the MTC 15 shore crane.

LADOL said the heavy-lift hub which the MTC Crane has conferred on Nigeria would reduce the costs of lifting heavy cargo not only in Nigeria but West Africa by 40% and 50%.

The heavy-lift project, according to LADOL, involved the offloading and launching of a multi-Cat 320-ton vessel into the water using…


New Mega-Refinery in Nigeria to make waves in the tanker market

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Dangote Refinery — Image courtesy google.com

The tanker sector is about to witness a dramatic impact from the Dangote Refinery, currently under construction in Nigeria. The biggest refinery in Africa is expected to make its mark in the tanker market. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that “the news that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) intends to take a 20% stake in the $18 billion under-construction Dangote Refinery caused us to stop and consider what the impact of this would be. Then a couple of weeks later it was announced that NNPC will supply at least 300k…


Africa navigates the COVID era’s shipping challenges

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File image courtesy Lagos Port

African shippers are currently experiencing a tragedy in liner services, with historic port bottlenecks now compounded by a surge in freight rates, making shipping operations difficult for many.

Alphaliner released new data showing shipping lines deploying greater tonnage to the profitable East-West, transpacific, and transatlantic trade lanes, owing to COVID era supply chain disruption. Specifically, the data revealed liner services capacity to and from Africa had declined by 6.5 percent compared to a year ago.

The data analytics firm gave the example of MSC, which had shifted some 13,000 TEU of ship capacity from African…


Lagos Free Zone emerges first, issues N10bn non-FGN bond

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Lagos Free Zone Company, the first free zone in Nigeria with a fully integrated deep seaport has completed the issuance of an N10.5 billion 20-year Series 1 Senior Guaranteed Fixed-Rate Corporate Infrastructure Bond, due in 2041, it announced on Thursday.

The 20-year bond was issued under LFZC’s N50 billion Debt Issuance Programme, the company said in an emailed statement.

Backed by an irrevocable and unconditional guarantee from InfraCredit, LFZC Series 1 Bond is accorded ‘AAA’ long-term credit rating by Agusto and Co. and GCR, reflecting the highest degree of creditworthiness for the bonds.

The Series 1 bond, which was priced…


Sea piracy drops by 80% on Nigeria waters — NIMASA DG

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NIMASA DG Jamoh (third from right) presents a plague to Mr. Adeleye Ajayi during the visit.

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr.Bashir Jamoh says sea piracy has declined drastically by 80 percent in Nigeria’s territorial waters

According to the director-general, 783 million dollars had been lost to piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Bashir made the statement during a courtesy call by the executive of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, led by the Chairman, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday.

“We have recorded a drastic reduction in piracy…


Illegal checkpoints: Customs accuses Security agencies of frustrating trade facilitation at Seme border

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The Nigeria Customs Service has raised an alarm that other sister agencies, including Nigerian Police, Immigration, Port Health, Road Safety among others, were responsible for the duplication of checkpoints along the Badagry-Seme road, thereby frustrating trade facilitation.

A visit to the Seme Border on Tuesday revealed that not less than 30-checkpoints were mounted between Agbara in Badagry and Seme Border.

While fielding questions from journalists at a press conference on Tuesday, Seme Customs Area Controller, Compt Muhammed Bello Jibo said there are only two approved checkpoints along the axis; Agbara and Gbaji, every other one is illegal.

The customs boss…


Clearance procedure for medicaments in Nigeria

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First and foremost in Reference to headquarters letter NCS/T&T/DCG/HQ/S.52/VOL111 Dated 30th April 2021 (See below)

You are hereby reminded that all shipments of medicaments into the country are restricted to the under listed entry points:

- Apapa Port, Lagos

- Calabar Port

- Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos

- Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport

- Port-Harcourt Airport, Port-Harcourt

- Nnamdi Azikwe Airport

Therefore importation of medicaments through any other port not listed above and all Bonded Terminals is prohibited.

You are hereby advised to strictly comply with the headquarters directive on this matter.


Declare Dala dry port as a port of origin and destination, CEO pleads to NSC

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L-R: Hon. Emmanuel Jime, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shipper’s Council, Abubakar Bawuro, Chairman/CEO, Dala Inland Dry Port

The Chairman/CEO of Dala Inland Dry Port, Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro has pleaded to the Executive Secretary and CEO of the Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC), Hon. Emmanuel Jime, to declare the Dala Dry Port, which is scheduled to be completed by November 2021, as a Port of Origin and Port of Destination.

Hon. Emmanuel Jime said the Dala Inland Dry Port, when completed, will serve to decongest the seaports, reduce the cost of doing business and provide an avenue for shippers in the hinterland and…

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