Lagos is the commercial center of Nigeria and will be the 7th largest economy in Africa if it were a country. Cargo companies in Lagos can be likened to fortune 500 companies these days because there are a ton of activities going on at Lagos ports.
The major function of cargo companies is to receive goods coming into a seaport, airport or railway station and handle the custom clearing, delivery or temporary storage of the goods in company warehouses. Cargo services are an essential part of a commercial city and in Lagos and in Naija lingo companies involved in cargo services are said to be involved in ‘forwarding and clearing’. This is an indication that cargo companies are very essential in a commercial society.
As we all know one of the popular slogans in Lagos is ‘shine your eye’ so when making deals with cargo companies it’s best to know the pros and cons of the different types of cargo companies in Lagos.
List of Top 10 Cargo Companies in Lagos State
- Zenith Carex International Limited
- Oregun Freight Handling Limited
- Confidence Cargo Limited
- Chibyke Global
- Valuehandlers International Limited
- Rowsy International Limited
- Fortune Global Shipping
- ABC Cargo Express
- Creaseada International Limited
- Saima Nigeria Limited
Top 10 Cargo Companies in Lagos State
1. Zenith Carex International Limited
The company was established in the year 2002 and it is a registered freight forwarding company accredited by the Nigerian Customs Service and it operates in the major sea and airports in Lagos. The company is headquartered in Ajao Estate, Oshodi, Lagos and it has over 40 offices scattered around Lagos.
Zenith Carex International Limited is majorly known for its excellent air freight services and is one of the best cargo companies in Lagos.
2. Oregun Freight Handling Limited
Oregun is in the capital city of Lagos, Ikeja. Oregun freight handling limited was registered in October 2011 and it is one of the best cargo companies in Lagos. They are best known for freight handling, custom clearance, and storing of goods in warehouses and they are very active in the seaports of Lagos.
3. Confidence Cargo Limited
Confidence Cargo limited is a cargo company of international origin and it was incorporated in the year 2001. It is one of the foremost cargo companies in Lagos. The company is located at Ajayi crescent Aviation Estate, Mafoluku junction off Muritala Mohammed airport road, Ikeja, Lagos.
Confidence cargo limited provides freight services, customs management and they also take it up a notch by adding inland distribution to their list of services. They have major clientele which includes Zinox computers, Mecure healthcare, and Coscharis Group.
4. Chibyke Global
Chibyke global is one of the best air freight companies in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole. It is located in the Lagos mainland city of 88, Ekoro Road, Abule Egba, Lagos. They offer air freight services and courier services to places outside Nigeria also which includes places like Senegal, Spain, Ghana, Canada.
Chibyke Global was established in the year 2009 and the CEO of the company Mr. Chibuike Ogbuanu also blogs fervently about air freight forwarding on the company’s blog. Their services also include Cargo Handling, Courier Services, unaccompanied cargo freight, and general procurement and distribution.
5. Valuehandlers International Limited
Considered one of the founding fathers of cargo companies in Lagos, Value handlers International Limited was established in the year 1990. Its head office is located in Ogba, Lagos. The company has ties in over 80 countries across the world which makes them one of the go-to companies for international shipping. Valuehandlers limited is acclaimed to have one of the best customer services in the industry and offer flexibility to meet unique customer needs.
Some of the major services of Valuehandlers international Limited include freight forwarding and logistics, air cargo freight, ocean freight, DHL express discounts service, E-commerce Logistics and import and export documentation.
6. Rowsy International Limited
Originally a British company, Rowsy International was established in 2004 in Lagos. Its Lagos office is located in Okota Road, Isolo, Lagos. With the headquarter located in London, Rowsy International is one of the most reputable cargo companies in Nigeria.
Their services include; procurement services, logistics, and freight forwarding. The company has ties with British companies such as Virgin Atlantic and Emirates airlines of the UAE as part of their air freight network.
7. Fortune Global Shipping
Fortune global shipping has been in the cargo industry since it was incorporated in 2006. Located at Ajao Estate, Lagos, the company has ties in over 100 countries internationally.
They majorly provide Oil and Gas shipping and they are one of the select few cargo companies in Lagos involved in the freight movement of Oil and Gas. They also provide air and seas freight to over 100 countries around the world.
8. ABC Cargo Express
Headquartered in Imo State, Nigeria, The ABC company as a whole has a chain of other businesses as a whole which also includes ABC Transport and the company as a whole being a publicly-traded company. The ABC Cargo Expressed was established in the year 1993. With strong ties in the South-Eastern region of Nigeria, ABC cargo Express is a model example of a Cargo and logistics Company.
The company is majorly involved in sea freight movement and have an amazing courier branch involved in the delivery of the goods especially to the South-Eastern part of the country. They are majorly involved in the courier of cars, raw materials for the booming South Eastern Industrial Market, shoes, e.t.c.
9. Creaseada International Limited
One of the oldest Cargo Companies in Lagos Creaseada International Limited was founded in Ikeja in the year 1985. The company has built a lot of trust and reputation in its 36 years of existence. Creaseada International also has branches in other parts of Nigeria.
The Company now has its main office at Apapa-Oshodi, Lagos home of the biggest port in Lagos. Creaseada branches are also in Abuja which majorly handles air freight and logistics and also a branch in the River city of Port-Harcourt. Their services also include; Contract Logistics, Overland Logistics, Project Logistics, and Marine Services, and International Moving Services.
10. Saima Nigeria Limited
One of the biggest Cargo companies in Lagos has been established since 1980 which makes it one of the first Cargo Companies in Lagos. Saima Nigeria Limited has a big international reputation masterminded by Saima Avandero a company of Italian Origin.
The company is responsible for the employment of hundreds of staff across the country. The company is majorly involved in international Freight forwarding and ship-owning.
The importance of cargo companies cannot be overstated as we have seen the value it brings to a city. A city without the cargo industry is going to be paralyzed at many levels. Importing and Exporting is one of the drivers of a society and without the cargo companies, nothing is going to be functional.