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The road transport market is very vibrant as a result of the country’s heavy reliance on this form of transport for all sectors. There are a number of large companies who operate nationwide and many smaller owner operators who are strictly regional. As an approximate guide to proportion of total market it may be roughly divided up by;  

- Largest Operators (200+ fleet size) 20%

- Medium size Operators (100 – 200 fleet size) 15%

- Small operators (less than 100 fleet size) 15%

- Owner Operators (1 – 2 trucks) 50% 

The larger operators generally maintain better quality, more reliable fleets. Communication is by mobile phone. Around 5% of the national fleet have GPS positioning systems. Generally, the service of transport operators is honest and reliable, and security risk is due to factors outside their control, such as accidents and highway thieves. Current capacity is able to meet current demand and would accommodate surge capacity. In rainy season however shortages of covered trucks occur. 

The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) is a strong National Union with sub- branches within all states. Trucks may only travel interstate with an annual permit purchased from NARTO and displayed at all timesForeign transporters are allowed to operate domestically provided they meet Nigerian transportation registration requirements and receive a permit at the border for a round trip to a single destination. 

For more information on transport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.8 Nigeria Transporter Contact List

  

AIR SEA FREIGHTER: Transport Capacity Summary 

Regions Covered 

Port Harcourt (South South,  Ibadan (South West), Maiduguri (North East), Kano (North West) 

 

Number of 

Vehicles 

Capacity per 

Vehicle (MT) 

Comments / Condition of Vehicles 

Flat beds trucks used in the Port for containers (Side Lift) 

15 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Covered body trucks used for up country transfers 

25 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Other Covered body trucks 

15 

20/15 MT 

Well maintained. 

Total Capacity 

55 

1500 MT 

 

SUPERMARITIME:  Transport Capacity Summary 

Regions Covered 

Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Maiduguri and Damaturu  

 

Number of 

Vehicles 

Capacity per 

Vehicle (MT) 

Comments / Condition of Vehicles 

Flat beds trucks used in the Port for containers (Side Lift) 

20 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Covered body trucks used for up country transfers 

30 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Other Covered body trucks 

15 

20/15 MT 

Well maintained. 

Total Capacity 

65 

1800 MT 

 

 

DUNOMA VENTURES:  Transport Capacity Summary 

Regions Covered 

Kano, Maiduguri, Damaturu and Lagos 

 

Number of 

Vehicles 

Capacity per 

Vehicle (MT) 

Comments / Condition of Vehicles 

Flat beds trucks used in the Port for containers (Side Lift) 

25 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Covered body trucks used for up country transfers 

35 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Other Covered body trucks 

25 

20/15 MT 

Well maintained. 

Total Capacity 

85 

2300 MT 

 

Tin Tine Transport: Transport Capacity Summary 

Regions Covered 

Maiduguri, Damaturu, Kano, Yola  

 

Number of 

Vehicles 

Capacity per 

Vehicle (MT) 

Comments / Condition of Vehicles 

Flat beds trucks used in the Port for containers (Side Lift) 

25 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Covered body trucks used for up country transfers 

35 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Other Covered body trucks 

20 

20/15 MT 

Well maintained. 

Total Capacity 

70 

2200 MT 

 

 

Bazuwa Worldwide Transport Services:  Transport Capacity Summary 

Regions Covered 

Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Maiduguri and Damaturu  

 

Number of 

Vehicles 

Capacity per 

Vehicle (MT) 

Comments / Condition of Vehicles 

Flat beds trucks used in the Port for containers (Side Lift) 

25 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Covered body trucks used for up country transfers 

35 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Other Covered body trucks 

20 

20/15 MT 

Well maintained. 

Total Capacity 

80 

2200 MT 

 

Bin Abba Transport: Transport Capacity Summary 

Regions Covered 

Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Maiduguri and Damaturu  

 

Number of 

Vehicles 

Capacity per 

Vehicle (MT) 

Comments / Condition of Vehicles 

Flat beds trucks used in the Port for containers (Side Lift) 

25 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Covered body trucks used for up country transfers 

35 

30 MT 

Well maintained. 

Other Covered body trucks 

20 

20/15 MT 

Well maintained. 

Total Capacity 

80 

2200 MT 

 

 

Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.  

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.