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W e s t – A f r i c a – N e w s 05/18

Dear valued Customer,

we are informed by Grimaldi Line about a new Cargo Tracking Note – Ghana as below mention.

Please be informed that The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced with short
notice the implementation of a Cargo Tracking Note system starting from 1st July (Sailing
date). However we understand the Authorities may allow also a grace period until 31st
allowing the loading of cargo without a CTN.

As soon as we know the charges and the procedural method we will
keep you informed


If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact us any time.

With best regards





Please be advised that the Red Hook Newark Terminal will not accept any Forklift and or Non-Running Cargo starting Monday February 26th. Forklift and Non-Running cargo will resume its normal receiving process on March 6th.
Please put plans in place not to deliver Forklift and or Non-Running Cargo to the Newark Terminal during this period. No exception will be allowed as the terminal is full and will not make any exceptions. Sorry for the short notice and we appreciate your cooperation.




N E W S - F O R- W E S T A F R I C A 02/18

Dear Customer,

Please note that Angolan Customs have advised that implementation of Asycuda will commence for cargo arriving early March.

- The NIF tax code number must be included in the consignee section of the bill of lading (or the consignee box and notify party box if the same). This requirement is mandatory and no bill of lading to Luanda should now be issued without the NIF Number.

- Bills of Lading must now be split by cargo type (container / roro / breakbulk )

- With effect from Grande Brasile 0218 (arriving Luanda 8th March).

We will keep all updated as the initial phase progresses in Luanda.

If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact us any time.

With best regards





W e s t – A f r i c a – N e w s 15/17

Dear customers,

Please note that from the 1st of November 2017 the Bureau International Maritime (BIM) will be responsible for the management
of the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) on behalf of the Port Autonome de Cotonou.

For all shipments with a bill of lading date of 1/11/2017 onwards, Shipping Line’s will not provide a master CTN and thus will
be shippers responsibility as per attached instructions.

Further details can be found at the below website of the new provider.


- Copy of BL
- Copy of commercial invoice
- Copy of invoice of maritime freight
- Copy of grey card / pink slip for vehicles
- Copy of export declaration
- Copy of packing list

As soon we know the extra charges for the ECTN Note,
we will sent you a new Tariff Sheet shortly.

If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact us any time.

With best regards
-RoRo department-





Dear Valued Customers,

In preparation to Hurricane Irma, a CAT 5 hurricane on the way to Florida, we are closing the office tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday (9/7/17 – 9/11/17) and will have to see what is happening for this week. If we do not get hit by the storm we will be back on Monday with full service.
We will let you know as soon as possible when we will be up and running as usually.



We solely work under COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act) which we send by copy on request

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