In Somalia, the ECTN is mandatory for all shipments entering or leaving the country's ports. The system aims to improve security, prevent fraud and increase efficiency in the supply chain. Somalia ECTN certificates are issued by approved service providers and must be obtained before the cargo is loaded onto the vessel. Failure to comply with the ECTN requirements can result in fines and delays in the clearance of goods.
You can quickly prepare the required ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) paperwork for Somalia with Seanautic Marine. Local customs will ban shipments with an invalid ECTN.
Beginning on February 1, 2023, any shipment going to Mogadishu, Berbera, Bossaso, Merca, or Kismayo must have a mandatory E-CTN. To prevent any difficulties or penalties when clearing the products at destination, Importers, Exporters, Shipowners, Carriers, Shipping Agents, Forwarders, and Customs agents are asked to adhere to the method set forth by the official authorities.