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Over 10,000 containers are trapped at the Lagos ports, making congestion imminent.
The containers got trapped because of the inability of the terminal operators to cope, importers said.
From the beginning of this month, over 6,000 of the 10,000 containers have been trapped at the Apapa port. The importers are also compelled to pay N1,500 as storage fee on each of the containers for the first seven days after arrival.
At the expiration of the seven days, importers pay N3,000 on each container daily and after 14 days, they pay N9,000 as storage fee for the 20-foot container and N12,000 for the 40-foot container.
Some agents accused the operators of asking them to pay storage fee for the number of days they had to wait before their containers are positioned for examination.