Freight forwarders to boycott services of CMA CGM, Maersk, COSCO, Hapag Lloyd, others in Nigeria

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Nigerian freight forwarders have warned CMA CGM, Maersk, COSCO, Hapag Lloyd, and other shipping lines of an impending boycott of their services from October 25 to November 10, 2021, because of exploitation and extortion of their principals — importers, by the shipping lines.

The freight forwarders, who accused the shipping lines of exploiting and extorting their principals — importers, issued the warning in a letter addressed by Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko, National Coordinator, 100% Compliance Committee of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), in their behalf, to the shipping lines.

The freight forwarders listed the dubious methods being used by the liners to cheat their principals thus: depletion of container deposit refunds, detention invoice, deceitful demand of opening of importers account/ extortion before releasing invoice, undue debiting of importers, and transfer of containers against the wish, consent or approval of the consignee.

Others are unnecessary extortion of importers up to N150,000 before dropping empty containers, internet failure leading to raising an invoice, undue equipment detention charges ranging from N200,000 per 1×40ft and N100,000 ×1×20ft multiplied by over 1000 containers per day.

Tanko noted that Nigerian importers have lost several billions of Naira dubiously to the shipping lines as they have turned a majority of trucks to holding bays without compensation over their failure to provide holding bays

The Coordinator however vowed that Nigerian freight forwarders would resist further attempts by the shipping line of arresting Nigerian truck owners over misunderstandings bordering on missing containers.

Tanko who advised the shipping companies to heed the warning said “Against this background, we want to notify you that from 25/10/2021 through 10/11/2021, if these issues raised above were not properly addressed, we will withdraw our services.

‘It has come to our knowledge that these shipping lines are not interested in the welfare of freight forwarders nor Nigerians, hence none of them has an investment in Nigeria. All of them are on rent.”


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AMG Logistics Nigeria is a Lagos-based TRACE certified logistics company. Contact: [or on]

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