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:


ECTN / CTN / BESC: Central African Republic, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, Burundi, Chad, Benin, Togo, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Senegal,Libya , Somalia and Ghana.

BSC: Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar

CNCA: Angola

FERI : Democratic Republic of Congo

BIETC / BIC: Gabon

ACD / ENS: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya


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.



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Email: info@ectn.hk