Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons

The Republic of Senegal is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered in the North by MAURITANIA in the East by MALI and in the South by GUINEA BISSAU and GUINEA CONAKRY

In 2008, the Senegalese Shipper’s Council established the requirement that all cargo imported into the country will require a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN).

Some shipping lines may not load cargo without the CTN number.

From 01/05/2024, the IPD (Preliminary Import Declaration) will be MANDATORY for all exports of goods (FOB value greater than or equal to 500,000 CFA francs or for all customised containers) to SENEGAL.
Exclusions :
– objects and personal effects
– diplomatic privileges
– operations of a social nature (donations, state aid, Red Cross, etc.)
– second-hand vehicles

Cargo arriving without a Cargo Tracking Note may be subject of fines and delays.



Documents and Information required

  • Bill of Lading (Final B/L or validation) 
    Commercial invoice / currency must be mentioned in USD or EURO
  • Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
  • Export Customs document (optional)
    Country of Origin of the goods

Additional information

  • A pre-validated BSC document must be completed and validated within 5 working days. Otherwise, the BSC document will be void. All costs charged to the applicant.
  • Once the draft BSC has been approved, we can submit it for pre-validation in order to obtain the BSC number.
  • This BSC number can be transmitted to the shipping company in order to obtain the required BL number.
  • For the validation of the BSC document, we need the final bill of lading
  • Once validation of the BSC is obtained, the applicant will communicate the BSC number as quickly as possible to the importer.
  • Please Note: The finalization of the validated BSC must be done by the importer in Senegal through the ORBUS system.


  • Submit the required documents by email or online.
  • You will be sent a draft and an invoice, typically within the same day.
  • Once your payment has been received and you approve have the draft, validated certificate will be sent.
  • The importer is solely responsible for intering the BSC number into the ORBUS system (portal available to importers) as to complete formalities at destination.


  • The BSC document must be validated 5 days before the vessels arrival.
  • The process can typically be done within 24H after receipt of payment.
    Validation is carried out automatically with the receipt of the ORBUS number


  • Failure to present the BSC certificate, the cargo cannot be unloaded and will be returned to its country of origin.
  • The shipment which arrives without BSC or false information in the BSC entails a modification of an amount which is double the cost of the BSC, plus the admin charges determined by the officers of the national port of Senegal

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    Com Invoice :
    Export Invoice :

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