Ocean shipping from USA to Nigeria made easy

Are you looking to ship heavy and bulky items via Ocean from US to Nigeria through an affordable and reliable means? Then look no further as Shiptonaija Ocean freight service is here to solve your shipping needs via Ocean from US to Nigeria. We have partnered with FedEx, and UPS to allow you to easily ship items from anywhere in USA to our nearest warehouse within 1 to 3 days at highly discounted rates. Once items get to our warehouse, we send them off to Nigeria every Tuesday and Friday, and they are in Nigeria in 3 to 4 business days.

About ShipToNaija

With over 15,000 customers, ShiptoNaija is the number one company in the USA that can ship from Houston, Texas to Lagos, Nigeria and deliver with professionalism and on time as seen by the 3 major carriers such as UPS, DHL, and FedEx, while doing this at a fraction of their cost. We offer the following services that have been used by thousands of Nigerians shipping items to Nigeria.


  • Air Shipping from Houston, Texas to Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Ocean shipping from Houston, Texas to Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Car shipping from Houston, Texas to Lagos, Nigeria.
  • ​Air shipping from Lagos, Nigeria to Houston, Texas.
  • Ocean shipping from Lagos, Nigeria to Houston, Texas.

We ship over 5000kg to Nigeria, Every Tuesday and Friday

ShipToNaija's Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Use Shiptonaija to ship to Lagos, Nigeria.

For years, our focus has been on offering shipping services to Nigeria that arrive on time. With a dedicated team of over 50 employees, no one delivers faster and cheaper than ShipToNaija.

We believe that items should arrive as if you took it there yourself. So, the same great care you take to pack and send items to us is the same great care we take when packaging it for shipping. Some have said that we go too far in our packaging, but we prefer to go too far to ensure that your items arrive as expected always. Should anything happen even after all this, you are 100% covered by insurance.

When you need to talk to a real human being, we make sure someone is there to help you always. Our customer service center opens from 9 am Nigerian time to 6 pm US central time, and we have some of the best-trained people to help you at any time.

Nigeria poses some big challenges in terms of delivering items in perfect condition to all corners. How do you deliver items to Bauchi, or Sokoto or Uyo with the same care as used in delivering within the USA? To deal with this, we partnered with FedEx and DHL locally and they handle all our deliveries within Nigeria. We don’t use the bus parks filled with so-called “Agberos” as used by many other US shipping companies.

With over 10 years of experience shipping to Nigeria, we know how to ensure that there are no hidden costs at any time. Whether paying in the USA or paying in Nigeria, what you pay once is what you pay. This may differ when shipping very expensive items such as costly electronics. Click here to see our shipping cost calculations.

How to ship via ocean using Shiptonaija

Ocean Shipping to Lagos, Nigeria

Ocean shipping from USA to Nigeria: Simply involves three major shipping methods, which include RORO (ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF), container shipping, and breakbulk shipping.

RORO shipping - is a shipping method whereby the items are drove in and out of the vessel on their own wheels. Examples of items that can be shipped using RORO shipping methods are cars, trucks, tractors, semi-trailers, trailers, etc. RORO shipping is the easiest and most affordable system of shipping cars via ocean from USA to Nigeria. This is important to note that it is not advisable to ship personal effects through RORO ocean shipping from from USA to Nigeria, as the security of the personal items cannot be guaranteed.

 Sample image of RORO ocean shipping of cars

Container shipping - is the act of loading into a container for the purpose of shipping via ocean. There are several sizes of container, in this article, details of the three main sizes that is frequently used in container shipping will be discussed. With Shiptonaija, you can have your items shipped from the USA via ocean freight to various parts of Nigeria in 6-8 weeks.

Container sizes and their maximum weight capacity 

There are several sizes of ocean container shipping, but below are details of the three main sizes that is frequently used in container shipping.

  • ​20’GP=20FT for general use. The maximum weight capacity that is legally allowed for a 20FT container is 20,000kg.
  • ​40’GP=40FT for general use. The maximum weight capacity that is legally allowed for a 40FT container is 20,200kg.
  • ​40’HC=40 feet high cube. The maximum weight capacity that is legally allowed for 40FT high cube container is 26,300kg.

Our containerized car shipping affords you the opportunity to load lots of personal items inside the car without any extra charge, and all items loaded inside your car are 100% secured and insured.

Our high value cars container shipping from USA to Nigeria also comes with special handling and special delivery. For all high valued car container shipping, we will deliver to your doorstep, using a special and professional delivery method without any additional cost.

Breakbulk shipping - involves the transportation of heavy equipment via ocean. These are usually items that cannot fit inside a container and must be loaded individually.

Please call us now on Tel: 346 888 SHIP 9JA(+1 713 5976 132) with details of your breakbulk item. We will provide you with the best affordable ocean freight service.

 Sample image of breakbulk

Types of container shipping

Less than container load (LCL)

Our less-than-container load ocean freight shipping is the most preferred sea freight by our customers.

Because we are customer-centric and we know not all customers can afford to ship a full container load from USA to Nigeria, hence, we provide this ocean shipping option that afford customers the opportunity to ship small and also large package via ocean freight shipping from USA to Nigeria.

This option provides our customers with the most affordable cost of shipping via Ocean from US to Nigeria. With this option, we consolidate different customer's small packages to make up a full 40ft container. We load a minimum of four 40ft containers weekly using this service.

 Sample image of 40ft container

Full container load (FCL)

Full container load will cost you more, but your car/Items are the only things in the container. The great news is, if you have exotic, expensive or rare vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc. When you want special treatment for your items shipping exclusively is the way to go.

Our Ocean freight rate

 The cost from our Atlanta facility to the port of duty in Tin can Sea Port in Lagos is:

  • ​20 ft Container $4450
  • ​40 ft Container $4950

The cost from our Houston Facility to the port of duty in Tin can Sea Port in Lagos is:

  • ​20 ft Container $4450
  • ​40 ft Container $4900
  • ​Delayed transit time over two months.

 For less than container load (LCL), please get a quote https://www.shiptonaija.com/#shipping-cost

Our shipping methods and their estimated time of arrival are:

 The cost from our Atlanta facility to the port of duty in Tin can Sea Port in Lagos is:

  • ​Ocean Priority - is a shipping method that offers customers 7 weeks after a shipment has been loaded into a container.
  • ​Ocean Standard - is a shipping method that offers customers 9 weeks after a shipment has been loaded into a container.

We also offer a percentage off on container shipping from USA to Nigeria, ranging from 12.5% to 75% of 40FT containers. For a percentage off on container shipping cost, send a mail to contact@shiptonaija.com

You can also get our ocean freight quote using our automated quote system https://www.shiptonaija.com/#shipping-cost

Key issues people face using ocean shipping from USA to Nigeria

If you have ever had to experience the issues below with any shipping company while shipping containers from USA to Nigeria, then it’s time to change your current shipper.

  • ​Poor customer service.
  • ​Damaged or missing item.
  • ​Extra charge often even after making all payment.
  • ​Exorbitant charge on Demurrage due to customs clearing delay
  • ​Delayed transit time over two months.

Shiptonaija's solution to issues people face while shipping from USA to Nigeria via Ocean

  • ​At Shiptonaija, we have well-trained professional customer service personnel, who are always available 18 hours daily to attend to all your request.
  • ​We have professional well-trained shipping and warehouse personnel to handle your shipment without any damage or missing item. Should incase anything happens to your item, we guarantee you 100% money back.
  • At Shiptonaija, our prices are transparent and will be communicated to you prior to shipping. There are no hidden charges attached.
  • ​At Shiptonaija, we have our professional in-house customs clearing personnel that will ensure that your containers are cleared out of customer within a maximum period of 7 days.
  • ​Our partnership with some of the fastest vessel lines guarantees our 6 to 8 weeks of transit time for all our ocean shipping from USA to Nigeria.

If you have experienced any of the above-outlined issues, this is the right time to join Shiptonaija to enjoy our stress free and affordable ocean shipping from USA to Nigeria. Click here to sign up

Car Ocean Shipping

Houston or Atlanta - You can simply drop off the shipment at our warehouse or drop off locations (See list of drop off locations all over the USA).

  • ​Houston, Bissonnet Office (Walk in customer only): 9805, Bissonnet Street, Suite N (Beside Farmers Market & Directly Behind Finger Licking Restaurant) Houston, Texas, 77036, USA
  • ​Atlanta Warehouse: 3770 Zip Industrial Blvd, Suite D, Atlanta Georgia, 30354, US



Cars and Agricultural Machinery - Going to Lagos, Nigeria.

  • STEPS TO SHIP CARS

  • STEP 1: Once dropped off, we will load into your account.
  • STEP 2: You will be able to see the full details of your car as it sails to Nigeria.
  • STEP 3: You will get an email and an SMS alert on all aspects of its move to Nigeria.

If you are not in any of our pick up locations:

  • Sign up for a free Shiptonaija account. Click here to sign up now. You can also download the ShipToNaija app on android and IOS stores
  • Log into your account and select “Ship My Car” and upload the details of your car.
  • We will work with you, send a truck to pick up your car and do the rest as it sails to Nigeria.
  • Want to learn more about car shipping ... Click Here

Car loaded at our Atlanta warehouse

Special car delivery

Special car delivery

You can ship your vehicles with Shiptonaija inside a container. Shipping of cars inside a container as against RORO provides you safety against damages and theft. Also, the handling of vehicles from loading into the container in the USA to offloading in Nigeria is done by professionals.

We have simplified the shipping process to make your shipping experience the best. We offer simplified solutions from anywhere in the world.

We will also receive the shipment, inventory it to make sure all items on the manifest is received intact, and then we will load it into your account. You will be able to pay for the shipping from the warehouse to Nigeria, and we ship out once paid.

Why Use Shiptonaija to ship to Lagos, Nigeria.

For years, our focus has been on offering shipping services to Nigeria that arrive on time. With a dedicated team of over 50 employees, no one delivers faster and cheaper than ShipToNaija.

We believe that items should arrive as if you took it there yourself. So, the same great care you take to pack and send items to us is the same great care we take when packaging it for shipping. Some have said that we go too far in our packaging, but we prefer to go too far to ensure that your items arrive as expected always. Should anything happen even after all this, you are 100% covered by insurance.

When you need to talk to a real human being, we make sure someone is there to help you always. Our customer service center opens from 9 am Nigerian time to 6 pm US central time, and we have some of the best-trained people to help you at any time.

Nigeria poses some big challenges in terms of delivering items in perfect condition to all corners. How do you deliver items to Bauchi, or Sokoto or Uyo with the same care as used in delivering within the USA? To deal with this, we partnered with FedEx and DHL locally and they handle all our deliveries within Nigeria. We don’t use the bus parks filled with so-called “Agberos” as used by many other US shipping companies.

With over 10 years of experience shipping to Nigeria, we know how to ensure that there are no hidden costs at any time. Whether paying in the USA or paying in Nigeria, what you pay once is what you pay. This may differ when shipping very expensive items such as costly electronics. Click here to see our shipping cost calculations.

Awarded Most Reliable Shipping Company (2019-2023)

We are trusted by over 15,000 Nigerians who have used our service happily to ship from the USA to various parts of Nigeria.

DON'T JUST BELIEVE US, HEAR WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

Ship as low as $0.99/Lbs via ocean to our Lagos Office today!!!

Guaranteed fixed pricing is our hallmark, so once we give you a shipping cost to Nigeria, 99% of the time it does not change. We will not ask your receiver to make any extra payment when coming to pick up. Once you have paid once, that is all. Our pricing is made of the shipping cost and the clearing cost, and they add up to give you an overall cost per pound that beats what many others offer due to our large volume shipping. We offer rates as low as $0.99/Lbs to our Lagos pick up center.

We offer discounts based on the following:

  • If you are a regular shipper and can ship upwards of 100kg monthly, we will offer you a discount coupon that you can use each time you are shipping.
  • You are shipping a large volume of costly electronics, such as the latest model phones or Apple products. In these instances, customs will request extra clearing costs based on the estimated value of these high-end electronics. This is typically not a big issue as we always negotiate a very favorable cost with them.

If you have a one-time volume shipment, call us to discuss what discount we can offer.

Click Our Price page to learn more on our current pricing and discounts for volume shipments.

Flexible Services You Get When You Ship With ShipToNaija

Technology is changing the shipping business and we are incorporating it into all we do. Enjoy a flexible shipment with our app

Free ShipToNaija App - Android and IOS

The free Shiptonaija app, available for Android and IOS allows you to Get Quotes, Book a Shipment, Request for Local Pick Up, Request For Pick up With FedEx/UPS, View full details of all you are shipping, Pay, Track and get notifications on the status of your shipment.

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Shop Online - Ship to Nigeria Direct

With this service, you can shop from any online store, send the items to your Shiptonaija assigned address. We will receive it, update it on your account and you will be able to see all you have ordered. Pay for them and we ship to Nigeria. Due to security and fraud reasons, we will need more details from you to activate your account for online shopping

Amazing Customer Service - 18 Hours Daily

We want you to be able to reach us most times and speak to a real customer service agent with full details of your shipment status. Unlike other companies, we are available from 9 am Nigerian time (so as to serve the receivers mostly) and to 6 pm US Central time. Need to reach us, dial +888 7447 952 to talk to a knowledgeable agent at any time.

We know that at times you need time to collate all your shopping from multiple stores or to shop from various online stores before shipping to Nigeria. So we offer free 7 days storage, allowing you to take your time to bring all your items and then ship when fully ready.

We go nuts to ensure your items arrive in perfect condition. From processes such as separation of liquids from solids, crating of all fragile items, and the use of extremely strong triple layer boxes for most items, things may still go wrong and you may experience damage. This is where our full insurance coverage takes over. We will refund you the declared value of your items plus any shipping cost paid. Once confirmed, the refund takes 48 hours or less.

Decorative Vases and Car Windscreen - Crated to ensure no damage.

Our Receiving Warehouse - Where we sort shipments from online stores.

Amazing Customer Service - 18 Hours Daily

We want you to be able to reach us most times and speak to a real customer service agent with full details of your shipment status. Unlike other companies, we are available from 9 am Nigerian time (so as to serve the receivers mostly) and to 6 pm US Central time. Need to reach us, dial +888 7447 952 to talk to a knowledgeable agent at any time.

We know that at times you need time to collate all your shopping from multiple stores or to shop from various online stores before shipping to Nigeria. So we offer free 7 days storage, allowing you to take your time to bring all your items and then ship when fully ready.

We go nuts to ensure your items arrive in perfect condition. From processes such as separation of liquids from solids, crating of all fragile items, and the use of extremely strong triple layer boxes for most items, things may still go wrong and you may experience damage. This is where our full insurance coverage takes over. We will refund you the declared value of your items plus any shipping cost paid. Once confirmed, the refund takes 48 hours or less.

Decorative Vases and Car Windscreen - Crated to ensure no damage.

Our Receiving Warehouse - Where we sort shipments from online stores.

Ocean Shipping Process – 2 to 3 Containers Weekly Shipping

Ocean Shipping Process – Once your shipment is paid for, it is booked on the next available shipment. For Ocean, we offer two levels of service.

Priority Ocean Shipping – Customers that pay for priority shipping will have their items loaded first on all shipments. Hence they have their shipment leaving the very week they were paid for. Priority shipments arrive in 6 to 8 weeks after payment.

Standard Ocean Shipping – Customers that pay for standard shipping will have their items loaded before 3 weeks of making payment. Standard shipments arrive in 8 to 11 weeks after payment is made.

Friday Shipment – Shipments that are paid on Monday (after 12 noon), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (After 12 noon) will leave on Friday.

Our ocean shipping process is quite straight forward and strictly on a first come first serve basis. Despite being on a first come first serve basis, most items will leave the warehouse within 1 to 3 weeks of been received as we ship 2 to 3 containers weekly from the Houston warehouse and 1 container every 1 to 2 weeks from the Atlanta warehouse.

Lagos Warehouse Team - Offloading of Ocean Shipments

Ocean transit time to Nigeria is 5 to 6 weeks. Allow 1 to 2 weeks for clearing, for a total delivery time of 6 to 8 weeks on most shipments.

Our Guarantee to all customers

25% refund on your shipping cost if we delay your shipment beyond the estimated time. This is valid for all air and ocean shipping from the USA to Nigeria but excludes car shipping.

100% refund on your declared value and shipping cost if anything happens to your items. So if after all the measures we have in place, something for any reason happens to your shipment, we will refund you the value declared when you were shipping the items, as well as your full shipping cost.

A Message From Our CEO/Founder

Delays, poor customer service, no information on the status of my shipment, and even sadder is the loss of $25,000 on a car shipping from the USA to Nigeria. That was my first experience when l used a company to ship a car to Nigeria. I later found out this was the norm and set up ShipToNaija with the mission of changing this. We hope that we have been able to improve the service and do hope that you will give us a try with your shipping.

Please watch this video to see our vision for shipping.

Nduka Udeh, CEO of ShipToNaija.

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