The ECTN is a web-based portal that provides a single window for exporters to register their goods and obtain the necessary export permits and licences. The ECTN also provides a platform for government agencies to share information and work together to streamline the export process. The ECTN was established in response to the many challenges that exporters face in exporting goods from South Sudan.
You can quickly prepare the required ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) paperwork for South Sudan with Seanautic Marine. Local customs will ban shipments with an invalid ECTN.
An ECTN should be used to cover each shipment. To prevent any difficulties or penalties when clearing the products at destination, shippers and forwarders are urged to adhere to the official authorities' prescribed method.
The ECTN is assigned to a shipment by the carrier at the point of origin. The ECTN travels with the shipment and is updated at each major milestone, such as when the shipment is loaded onto the vessel, arrives at the port of destination, and is discharged from the vessel. The ECTN can also be used to track the status of the shipment in transit, such as if it has been delayed or is running behind schedule.
Why is an ECTN required for shipments to South Sudan?
The ECTN is required for all shipments of cargo travelling to South Sudan by sea. This is due to the fact that South Sudan is a landlocked country, meaning that all shipments of cargo must travel through neighbouring countries before reaching their final destination. The ECTN allows for the efficient tracking and tracing of these shipments.