How to License or Permit for Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operation (NLNG) in Nigeria

 How to License or Permit for Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operation (NLNG) in Nigeria

  • The applicant must visit the Nigerian Ports Authority’s office to apply in person for a License or Permit for Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operation.
  • You can find the contact link for the address and contact information of the Port Offices.

  • You can visit the office to obtain a license or permit for Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operation.
  • You should ensure that you have all required documents as listed in the “Required Documents” section.
  • Completion of the application form with all information required and signature attest.
  • Attach the required documents to the form and submit it to the Office for further processing.
  • Pay the fees required for the application process at office, as directed by officials.
  • The application and all supporting documents are reviewed and verified after submission.
  • After all processes are completed, the applicant receives the License or Permit to Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operation. (NLNG) through any applicable means.

Documents Required For License or Permit

  • Completed application form
  • Ship Manifest
  • Ship Entry Notice
  • Raised Provisional bill
  • Receipt/proof of payment


You can also submit the Ship’s manifest within 48 hours of departure.

Find 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
Contact link Port offices

What are all the Eligibility

Any Nigerian shipping agent or company that wants to be licensed for Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operations (NLNG) can apply.


Environmental Protection Levy N41.20/Ton
Ship Dues – N490.28/Ton
Harbour Dues – N1516.16/Ton
Port Pier – N14/Ton

Processing Time

The license will be issued immediately.


  • The operation is Export and follows the highest international safety standards. The operation will take place at the Onne Port Complex.
  • To be accepted by the Authority, it is essential that all information on the completed form be correct and that the form be completed in a legible format.
  • To avoid rejections, make sure you attach all required documents.

Requirements Information

  • Name of the company
  • Country of origin
  • Name of the vessel
  • Name of the registry port
  • Call sign and official number
  • International Maritime Organization (number and class)
  • Full address of the company premises
  • Nationality and number of shareholders
  • Exporter registration Number
  • Company/operational email address
  • Time estimates for arrival and departure of the vessel
  • Port of call
  • Cargo Tonnage
  • Type of cargo

You will need the document

A license or permit is required by the Nigerian Ports Authority Manager in order to perform Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Operations.



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