Djibouti ECTN

ECTN is a mandatory document for all shipments to Djibouti

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    We’ve provided the CTN certificate for over 20 countries to clients worldwide since 2005.

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    What is an ECTN?

    An Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) is a document used in international shipping to track and monitor cargo. It contains information about the cargo and its journey, such as the consignee, consignor, vessel details, and ports of loading and discharge.

    The ECTN process will be mandatory for cargo entering Djibouti ports, according to the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority.

    As of June 15th, 2023, it will be essential, and shippers, exporters, or freight forwarders must get it at the port of loading. The bill of lading must also include the ECTN number.


    According to this law, every cargo purchased from abroad and transported for commercial, business, in some cases, diplomatic and personal purposes require a Loading Certificate called CTN.

    The shipper, exporter, or freight forwarder is responsible for acquiring the CTN waiver certificate from the authorized representative.

    • Bill of Lading
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Freight Invoice
    • According to the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority, all cargo to Djibouti must be accompanied by an ECTN certificate.
    • The ECTN certificate must be validated five days before the vessel arrives at the latest.
    • The cargo can’t be cleared if a valid ECTN certificate is not provided.
    • Shipments that arrive without ECTN or with false information on the ECTN may get charged twice the certificate cost plus the regulation charge.

    FAQs related to Djibouti ECTN Certificate

    What is the difference between CTN Certificate and ECTN Certificate?

    The Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) and the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) are the same documents with different names. The formal name of the number on the CTN certificate for the Gambia is known as Entry Summary Number (ENS).

    When did ECTN started for Djibouti?

    Djibouti Ports and Freezone Authority started this ECTN procedure as of 2023.

    Can I use the same ECTN number for various shipments?

    No, ECTN is unique and reserved only for one shipment. Every shipment must have a validated ECTN number.

    General FAQs

    What is GetCTN?

    GetCTN is an independent consulting firm that helps clients obtain CTN certificates in many African countries. It is an international company with offices in the USA, UK, and UAE, and its sole business is CTN certification; it is not a freight forwarder, importer, or exporter.

    How do you ship the hard copy of the certificate?

    The hard copy of the certificate isn’t necessary at all. Instead, the whole process is completed online.

    What problem does ECTN solves?

    One of the main problems that the ECTN solves in West Africa shipping is the problem of document fraud. Document fraud is the use of falsified or fraudulent documents to facilitate illegal trade. This can include the use of fake bills of lading, invoices, or other shipping documents. Document fraud can lead to customs violations, financial losses, and other problems.