What is CTN?
Cargo Tracking Note, or simply CTN document is an official loading document a number of African countries require.
The CTN certificate contains detailed information of your cargo and its movement between ports as well as the transit period.
The CTN certificate must accompany any shipment to the country demanding CTN before the cargo arrives at the port.
To ready your goods for clearance through customs, CTN certificates enable destination port authorities to have all necessary information before shipments arrive.
We provide CTN Shipping documents to Countries as follows:
Cargo Tracking Note or the Advanced Shipment Information (CTN/ASHI) is required by over 20 countries in West and Central Africa.
CTN: Cargo Tracking Note, also known in french as BESC: Bordereau électronique de Suivi de Cargaison
Here are all the features of the CTN certificate that you need to know.
Why is CTN Certificate important?
Port authorities claim that the aim of the CTN is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details.
Many Countries in the African continent require exporters to notify Custom Authorities about the shipment details before they arrive.
The Cargo Tracking Note system facilitates this requirement.
The CTN certificate, also known as waiver document, allows Marine Custom Authorities access information about exporter/importer, shipping route and methods, type and value of the consignment, the value of freight as well as the details about commodity being carried.
Remember, It is very important exporter submits the subject document before the cargo arrives at its final destination.
The loading document provides security assurance and allows customs authorities to trace the shipment before it arrives at the port of discharge.
Shipping or arrival without CTN certificate may result in high fines at the destination port.
Also, through the system, each country can maintain statistical data for future logistical monitoring.