206.140 Millions


429 899 Millions current US$

Merchandise trade¹

91 024 Millions current US$

Land area²

(o) 910 770 Km²

GDP Growth

-1.79 %

Transport services trade³

23 826 Millions current US$

Coast/area ratio²

3.4 m/km²

Ship building⁴


Ship recycling⁴

862 GT

Fleet - National flag⁵

4 534 Thousands DWT

Fleet - National flag⁵

791 ships

Fleet - Ownership⁶

6 497 Thousands DWT

Container port throughput⁷

1 528 520 TEU

Number of seafarers⁸

(l) 25 610

Number of port calls⁹

3 833

Source: Data is generated/populated from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's UNCTADstat. Detailed data sources are available in the documentation of the corresponding tables in the Data Center ( A link to these tables is provided in the title area of each section of the profile.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the apex regulatory and promotional maritime agency. The Agency was created from the merger of National Maritime Authority and Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council (former parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Transport) on the 1st August 2006.


Dr. Dayo Mobereola
Dr. Dayo Mobereola

Director General

Mr Taiwo Olaniyan
Mr Taiwo Olaniyan

Contact Point for STCW Certificates, MARPOL Deficiencies, Port State Control, Flag State and Recognised Organisation (RO) Matters

Initial inspection:
Follow-up or detailed inspection

Contact: Mr Taiwo Olaniyan

Mr Taiwo Olaniyan

Address: No 4 Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria