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.
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
Countries and ports which require an ECTN:
Angola: Luanda, Lobito
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
Ghana: Tema, Takoradi, Kumasi, Accra,...
Madagascar: Toamasina, Antanarivo
Example of ECTN names in different countries:
Angola: LC = Loading Certificate
Cameroun: BESC = Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de
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