All ports in Equatorial Guinea will need an ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) starting on January 1st, 2021, for all imports and exports. Prior to shipment, this essential document must be secured; otherwise, there may be delays and perhaps even fines. Obtaining an ECTN is an easy and simple process. On behalf of their clients, shipping firms or their representatives should apply for the document, and the ECTN will be provided within 24 hours. The only details needed are the names and addresses of the shipper, the consignee, and the Bill of Lading (B/L) number. The B/L number must remain the same for many shipments in order for the ECTN to be utilised. The ECTN is valid for one year. A new ECTN must be obtained if the B/L number changes. The ECTN is free, and there is no need to renew it every year. The government of Equatorial Guinea has implemented a number of new maritime regulations, including the ECTN.