T.P.A. implements the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note in Tanzania.
Tanzania Ports Authority (T.P.A.), statutorily mandated to manage Ports in Tanzania, has decided that all import cargoes into the country, transit cargoes includedwill have to be covered by an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) as from Sept. 1st 2013 (date of Bill of Lading).
T.P.A. has entered into the service cooperation with FOREMOST, who will provide the ECTN on worldwide level through its website www.ectn.hk and its international agency network.
Shipping lines are bound to include the ECTN-number into the Bill of Lading and cargo manifest under the penalty of effective fines.
Validated ECTN will be a mandatory document for the (transit) custom clearance at Tanzanian Ports.
Further information can be found on www.ectn.hk .