All Nigeria import cargo is to be palletised with effect shipped-onboard date 1st January 2018.
Eg. Used vehicle parts are to be packed in crate/box (not loaded in bulk) then placed onto pallets.
Current exemptions under the palletisation requirement are:
1. By Weight
Cargo weighing above 1,000Kg do not need to be palletise as the maximum weight a pallet can handle is 1,000Kg.
– Eg. Steel Coil, Metal Ingots, Steel plates and etc.
2. By Mobility
Any cargo that is able to move easily, such as items with wheels or can be rolled.
– Eg. Vehicles, Cylinders and etc.
3. By Space
Any items shipped with a min. of 2ft access between packs/units.
– Eg. Items which are generally large and awkward, leaving sufficient space for inspection officers to move around the item within the container.
4. By Fragility
Specialised equipment which require a technically qualified person to handle/move.
– Eg. CAT Scan machine.
Further clarification on the palletisation requirement and exemption will be made available by the authorities at a later period and will be disseminated on receipt.