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The Top 10 Biggest Carriers in Nigeria

June 5, 2024

Logistics play a vital role in the movement of packages across the country and the world. These packages can be clothing, cosmetics, food, and so on, and may contain valuable items that may be one of a kind.

Couriers facilitate logistics. A courier is an organisation that delivers a package from one place to another place. 

In this list, we will look at the top 10 biggest couriers in Nigeria. 

We will discuss crucial aspects of these couriers like shipment volume, percentage of lost shipments, founded year, reliability, and operating countries.

Embarking on the journey of shipment logistics in Nigeria requires a keen understanding of the historical tapestry that has woven together a network of reliable courier services. 

Terminal Africa has partnered with some of the most reliable couriers to make it easy for anyone to send, and receive packages locally and internationally.

The 10 Biggest Carriers in Nigeria

DHL Express Nigeria

As a pioneer in the international courier scene, DHL needs little introduction. DHL stands for Dalsey Hillblom Lynn. DHL delivers over 1.8 billion parcels per year. 

In Nigeria, DHL was established in 1979. DHL Express has been at the forefront of providing swift and secure international shipping services, setting the standard for excellence. 

And yes, DHL operates in over 220 counties.

FedEx Nigeria

With its global inception in 1971, FedEx made its mark in Nigeria in 1994, becoming a reliable choice for businesses and individuals seeking express shipping solutions. 

The FedEx story is one of continuous innovation and commitment to efficiency.

FedEx also operates in over 220 countries, and delivers more than 6.21 million packages daily.

UPS Nigeria

United Parcel Service (UPS) boasts a rich history dating back to 1907, and its global reputation for timely deliveries precedes its presence in Nigeria. Since establishing its roots locally in 1994, UPS has been a trusted name in the Nigerian courier landscape. 

They deliver packages each business day for 1.6 million shipping customers to 11.1 million delivery customers in over 200 countries and territories.

GIG Logistics

In the relatively short span since its establishment in 2012, GIG Logistics has emerged as a key player in the Nigerian logistics sector. 

Known for its domestic and international courier services, GIG Logistics brings a fresh perspective to efficient shipping solutions. They ship to 230 locations globally from Nigeria.

Aramex 

Established in Nigeria in 2015, Aramex has a global logistics network of over 17,000 employees, across more than 600 offices, in over 65 countries. 

In Nigeria, Aramex uses Tranex & CourierPlus as agents to cover domestic areas outside Lagos. Aramex offers air freight clearance and delivery in 24 hours to 48 hours within Lagos. They also do sea freight clearance between 5 to 7 working days.

Kwik

Kwik provides fulfilment services, last-mile delivery, and recently launched on-demand warehousing in Lagos. Kwik operates primarily within Lagos and Abuja. 

They were established in 2018 and launched operations in 2019. Kwik has served over 300,000 customers since its inception.

Red Star

Red Star Express has been an enduring presence in the Nigerian courier industry since 1992. Red Star's air, ground, and sea networks cover more than 220 countries and territories, linking more than 99 percent of the world’s GDP.

Over the years, the company has built a reputation for quality service, making it a reliable choice for domestic and international shipments.

Darum

Established in 2020, Darum has left an indelible mark on the Lagos courier landscape. They provide a seamless last-mile delivery solution for individuals and businesses. 

Some of Darum’s customers include Chowdeck, Myfood, shipbubble, Foodcourt, Evercare Hospital Lekki, and so on.

Dellyman

Dellyman Delivery provides services that allow individuals and businesses to send and receive packages. Dellyman was established in 2020. 

They recently expanded their deliveries to cover most cities in Nigeria and they offer same-day deliveries within Lagos. 

Ship to Naija

Just a few days after St. Valentine’s Day, on February 19th, 2009, Ship to Naija was established. The courier company has experienced huge growth and now provides both local and international shipping services. 

Ship to Naija has over 100,000 sqft of combined warehousing strategically located in the US, Nigeria, UK, and China. They have satisfied over 50,000 customers since inception. 

Ship to Naija sends over 5,000 kg to Nigeria every Tuesday and Friday.

Conclusion

Not much information is provided about the percentage of lost shipments publicly. 

However, 1 in 10 shipments go missing, especially during peak periods like holidays. Interestingly, Terminal Africa provides the fastest claims resolutions with whatever courier you use for your shipments.

Whether you're drawn to the pioneering spirit of DHL or the youthful vigour of Darum, Terminal Africa ensures that the chronicles of reliability and efficiency are at your fingertips. 

Learn how to compare prices from multiple couriers using our free shipping quote calculator here.