How to Apply for Stevedoring Operations in Nigeria

 Apply for Stevedoring Operations in Nigeria By Yourself

  • In order to apply for Stevedoring operation per sonally, the person applying is required to go to the office of the respective terminal operator.
  • A list of terminal operators and the links to their websites are available on the following contact page

  • Visit the office of the terminal operator office, and request the Stevedoring application from the appropriate department.
  • Check to see if you have all the necessary documents that are listed on the “Required Documents” section on this page.
  • Fill out the application as required and include the required information and sign it with your signature.
  • Attach the required documents you need to submit with the form and submit it to the official responsible at the Office to verify further and for the processing of your application.
  • Additionally, pay the necessary fees to apply at the address as instructed by the official.
  • Following the submission, Dock Labour contracted by Stevedore, the Stevedore perform Discharge/Loading Operations on the Vessel and produce TallyRecordsat the conclusion of every Operation.
  • Cargo Surveyors then verifies cargo volume using volumetric calculations as well as The Tally Records, after which the Cargo Survey Report is produced for Nigerian Ports Authority for both discharge and Loading operations.

Documents Required For Apply for Stevedoring

discharge of vessel to Importation:

  • Application form completed
  • Cargo Manifest
  • Stowage plan
  • List of discharge
  • List of loading

The loading of a vessel to Export:

  • Approval to Export of Nigerian Customs Service
  • Shipping note from Exporter , or the agent of the Exporter
  • Notice of entry of goods

Office Locations and Contacts

Corporate Head Office,Nigerian Ports Authority,
26/28 Marina, Lagos.
P.M.B 12588 Lagos
Tel: +234 01463 7496, +234 01463 7497, +234 01463 7498
Website: homepage
Contact link
Terminal operators

What are all the Eligibility

Any Shipping Agent or Shipping Company in Nigeria that needs to perform discharge and Loading operations for the vessel can apply.


Contact the office for information on fees.


  • It is crucial that the form you fill out include all the required information correctly and be properly filled out so that it can be approved from the Authority.
  • Be sure to include all required documents according to the requirements of the authority in order to prevent rejections.

The Information You Need

  • Name of the business
  • Country of origin
  • The name of the ship
  • Name of the registry port
  • Call number, official numbers and number
  • International Maritime Organization number and class
  • Full address of the business premises
  • Nationality and number of Shareholders
  • Exporter registration Number
  • The company’s e-mail address is operational or for business.
  • Estimated date of arrival and departure of Vessel
  • Port of call
  • Cargo Tonnage
  • Cargo type

Need to have the Document

Stevedoring occurs when the vessel carrying cargo has to unload or load at the Terminal and is done with proper documentation and fee payment.



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