Bordereau Électronique de Suivi des Cargaisons
The Republic of CHAD is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is landlocked by 6 countries: by LIBYA to the North, SUDAN to the East, by the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC to the South and by CAMEROON, NIGERIA and NIGER to the West.
Effective in 2013 the Chad Shippers Council requires all sea cargo arriving in Chad must be covered by a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) or Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN).
Some shipping lines may not load cargo without the CTN number.
Cargo arriving without a Cargo Tracking Note may be subject of fines and delays
Documents and Informations required
- Bill of Lading (Final B/L for validation)
- Commercial invoice with incoterms mentioned: currency must be mentioned in $ or €
- Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
- Country of Origin of the goods
- All cargo shipped to Chad requires a BESC.
- For validation of BESC the document we need the final B/L.
- A pre-validated BESC should be completed and validated within 5 working days. If not, the BESC will be cancelled and all costs involved will be for the applicant’s account.
- Submit online or per email the required documents.
- You will be sent a draft BESC and an invoice, typically within the same day.
- Once your payment has been received and you have approve the draft BESC, a validation will be sent.
- The Unique Registration Number (URN) must be placed on the Final Bill of Lading and the Manifest.
- The process can typically be completed 2-3 days after receipt of payment.
- The BESC must be validated within 2 days of the vessel sailing. After 2 days, a penalty of 150% is levied.
- Cargo arriving without valid BESC may be subject to fines and delays at port.