ICTN is a mandatory document for all ports in Nigeria

This certificate is a requirement for all shipments to Nigeria.

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    What is ICTN?

    ICTN is a mandatory loading document for all shipments to Nigeria. It is also known as CTN and BSC. It was determined as a regulation in 2019 by the Nigerian Shippers Council. Failing to present the ICTN document will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine.


    According to this law, every cargo that has been purchased from abroad and transported for commercial, business, in some cases diplomatic and personal purposes require a Loading Certificate called ICTN – International Cargo Tracking Note.

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

    Kyle Hallner
    Kyle Hallner

    Operations Manager

    Obtain the CTN Certificate within 24 hours



    • Bill of Lading A draft copy can be used for the draft.
    • Commercial Invoice

    • Freight Invoice It is necessary if the freight cost isn’t on the commercial invoice.

    • Export Customs Declaration – Details have to be matched with all documents if it is not Cross trade.


    • According to Nigeria Customs regulations, all cargoes to Nigeria must be accompanied by an ICTN certificate.

    • The ICTN certificate must be validated five days before the vessel arrives at the latest.

    • Shipments who arrive without ICTN or with false information on the ICTN gets charged twice the certificate cost plus the regulation charge determined by the Nigerian National Port Officials.

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    Send the necessary documents to us here, for a fast application.

      We are Independent providers of the CTN

      We are not freight forwarders and we don’t do trade with Africa. Our only service is providing the CTN certificate.

      Why Work With Us

      Don’t bother yourself to find a local office to get your CTN Certificate

      The process of applying for CTN is completed without physical contact. So, you don’t need to worry about finding a local office in your area. No matter where you are, we will assist you online.

      We provide the CTN 24/7

      Our offices are in; India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Hong Kong and UAE. These locations aren’t selected randomly; we hand-picked this locations so we can serve you 24/7 no matter where you are.

      Did you know you can pay for CTN certificate in your local currency?

      Just get in contact with our representatives to find out the most convenient method of making transfer as well as available credit terms

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      Here’s some of the companies we work with

      We’ve been providing the CTN certificate for over 20 countries to clients from all around the world since 2005.

      DB Schenker
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      With our highly-experienced team, we will provide you the CTN within 24 hours.

      “I was shipping my first container to Congo and did not know what to expect as well as what the procedure was. Fortunately with the continuous assistance and guidance from Kyle, we are able to process a hassle free CTN Certificate.”

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      CTN Operations Manager – Contact Us

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