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French shipping firm slams fresh surcharge on Nigerian-bound cargoes



French shipping company, CMA CGM, has announced the adjustment of its overweight surcharge (OWS) in shipments from China to Nigeria.

The world’s third-largest carrier said it would revise its OWS for containers transferred from the ports of China to the Nigerian port of Apapa.

A surcharge is applied for extra input or resources will be needed for oversize or overweight shipment.

The updated price will be $1,000 and will be implemented to all 20′ dry cargoes with a gross weight equal or over 20 tons.

The Marseille-based liner operator stated that the new Overweight Surcharge has  taken effect on 8 November.

The CMA CGM Group offers 22 monthly calls through 6 Line Services calling active seaports in Nigeria – Apapa, Tincan-Island and Onne, connecting Nigeria to and from over 160 countries through our 755 agencies worldwide.

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