I need to know the calculation of freight forwarding cost of goods.

Question posted by Godswill Aadum, on behalf of KILSI-FIJAY COMPANY LIMITED in EH6

Please our company is considering the export of canned food to Nigeria and we need a freight forwarding company or expert that can give us an idea of how to calculate the cost of say a 40ft container of canned food to Nigeria. We also need to know if there are some other incidental costs involved besides freight cost.

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Open to Export, on behalf of Open to Export in London.

Hi Godswill

Thank you for your question.

You may wish to take a look at the following article posted by community member Mark Woolnough of Freight Filter Ltd:


You may also wish to take a look at our Nigeria section which includes a wealth of content on exporting to Nigeria including articles, events, opportunities & previously answered questions:


I hope this helps.

Kind regards

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Good Morning Godswill,
I can offer you rates to Nigeria, we service tin can island and Lagos weekly.
I will need to know the load point to quote you. Can you email me full details
so that I can give you a very competitive price (irobery@stigl.co.uk).
We also have our own agents in Nigeria that can customs clear and deliver the container
to your clients door out there.

My details are below, please contact me

Best Regards

Ian Robery
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk

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Hi Godswill

It is normally advisable to get quotes from freight forwarders to work out your cost but of course you will need to be clear what your delivery (INCOTERM) is for the shipments as this has a direct bearing on your costs. Another good source of information relating to export/import requirements is the Market Access Data Base http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm which will guide you in terms requirements and subsequent costs. If you would like to chat further please call or email.


Neil Fraser

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Hello Godswill,
When calculating your costs don't forget things such as product approval, import duty and taxes in addition to freight costs.

Take a look at the Export Bootcamp webinar on this site concerning export pricing where I detailed many of the things you need to consider.


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Darren Thomas, on behalf of Simpex Freight Management in LS15.

Good afternoon.

We can offer below market rates to all of West Africa.

We can also give you easy to understand quotes.

If you require rates or any further information about exporting to Africa, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Darren Thomas Business Development Manager
Tel: 0113 3970 461
Mob: 07979140007
Email: darren.thomas@simpexfm.com


***International Freight Services with Daily Departures from Leeds***


Simpex Freight Management Limited
4100 Park Approach
Thorpe Park
LS15 8GB

Tel: 01133 970 460 | Web: www.simpexfm.com

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I want to sincerely thank every one of you for these contributions. Am sure this will go along way to assist me.

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