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ECTN Electronic Cargo Tracking Note General:

ECTN Electronic Cargo Tracking Note

For exports in certain african countries require an ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) / Waiver. It gives the countries the possibility to control there imports. All information with reservation!

Transports which require an ECTN:

By seafreight as FCL, LCL, conventional and RO/RO loads.

 ECTN request:

Each country has its own agents for the request of the ECTN. The ECTN must be applied strictly before shipment and must be cited in the Bill of Lading.

Shipments without ECTN:

All shipments that do not have a valid ECTN number, will not unloaded at the port of destination until a valid ECTN number was organized. All penalties and costs incurred by the customs office, shipping company and port company have to be paid by the consignee.

Countries and ports which require an ECTN:

Angola: Luanda, Lobito

Benin: Cotonou

Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou

Cameroun: Douala, Yaounde

Central African Republic: Bangui

Congo: Pointe Noire

Cote D’Ivoire: Abidjan, San Pedro

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Matadi, Kinshasa


Gabon: Libreville, Port Gentil

Guinea: Conaky

Guinea-Bissau: Bissau

Madagascar: Toamasina, Antanarivo

Mali: Bamako

Niger: Niamey

Senegal: Dakar


Togo: Lome

Example of ECTN names in different countries:

Angola: LC = Loading Certificate

Cameroun: BESC = Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de Cargaison

Dem. Rep. of Congo: FERI = Fiche Électronique des Renseignements à l‘Importation

Niger: BSC = Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison

Gabon: BIETC = Bordereau d’Identification Électronique de Traçabilité des Cargaisons