- According to the provisions of the successive implementation of the African countries in 2010,goods to all parts of Africa must have a CTN number before shipment and specify the number(CTN NO.)in the bill of lading and manifest. Otherwise, the shipping company may refuse to issue the original bill of lading and the customs is unable to do the customs clearance at the destination port which will also cause a huge government fines.
ECTN/BESC SERVICE FOR TRADING
FOREMOST INTERNATIONAL GROUP represents African Shippers’ Councils, Ministries of Transport, Commerce or Finance or any other foreign authorities in charge of the application of the Electronic Cargo Tracking Notes (E.C.T.N.) or Advance Shipment Information (A.S.H.I.).
The ECTN is an official, maritime document issued upon shipment at the loading port and mandatory for the following destination countries:
Burundi – The Central African Republic – Chad – Ghana – Guinea (Conakry) – Guinea Bissau – Libya – Mali – Niger – Senegal – Togo – Angola – Gabon – Congo – Cote d’Ivoire – Madagascar – Nigeria – Benin – Cameroon – Equatorial Guinea – Burkina Faso – Republic of Congo – Sierra Leone – Kenya –Mozambique –Tanzania.
The basic information of the ECTN/BESC, which relates to the cargo, shipper, receiver, vessel and loading and discharging port, provides credible information on cargo flows to the destination countries, covers the need for identification and statistics and contributes to safe maritime transportation.
This secured FOREMOST’s website offers shippers a platform to consult the ECTN/BESC procedures and provides on-line registration, application and prepayment facilities. All registered users will be able to manage their electronic account and to apply for ECTN/BESC.
In addition, FOREMOST’s website is also an integrated ECTN/BESC application platform for all the shippers to apply for all the mandatory ECTN (BESC) & ACD (ENS) of all African countries.