Cargo Tracking Note presents a platform for collection and management of commercial and logistical information relating to the cargo and ship from the port of loading to the port of discharge.

The justification of CTN implementation across Africa, and strictly by Customs Authorities is therefore anchored in several international conventions, programs and projects all of which forms part of:

  1. The ISPS code in its Part B of the recommendations
  2. The International program of the World Customs Organization (WCO) for the securing of goods, international trade, combating terrorism, organized crime and money laundering
  3. EU Advance Cargo Declaration regulations: 648/2005; 1875/2006; 312/24. 009; and
  4. The African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and development (Oct 15, 2016-Lome).
Relevant supporting documents

The whole process to obtain CTN number is completed online by Shipper/Exporter at port of origin. It begins with shipper/exporter providing ship information, shipment information and cargo details. Then followed by uploading/attaching relevant supporting documents such as:

  1. Draft Bill of lading or Shipping Instructions
  2. Commercial Invoice,
  3. Packing List
  4. Customs declaration document at port of origin
  5. Freight invoice
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CTN Cost

Shipment Fee (USD) Processing Fee (USD)
Import Export Import Export
Container 105 per TEU 15 per TEU 15 per TEU 10 per TEU
Roro < 5T 108 24 15 10
Roro > 5T 204 36 15 10
Bulk 0.85 0.18 15 10
Documentation fees 10 per BL 5 per BL