Gambia Cargo Tracking Note

CTN is temporarily suspended.

All shipments to the Gambia (including those in transit) will require a CTN Certificate starting on  May 15, 2023. The new rule applies to all goods that are imported and exported from the Gambia.

Both the shipment reference field and the goods description field on the bill of lading must contain the CTN reference number.

CTN is a loading certificate issued based on the transportation documents mentioning the kind and quantity of the cargo, freight, and goods value and shipment details (container details, loading & discharge port and dates, etc.). CTN is issued for each Bill of Lading and has a unique number just for subject transportation / Bill of Lading; therefore, each Bill of Lading needs its own CTN certificate/number.

Why is CTN / Cargo Tracking Note Necessary for the Gambia?

CTN or any other loading certificate does inform the port authorities regarding the arrival date of the cargo and quantity, allowing the authorities to be prepared for the discharge operations in advance. CTN also prevents corruption by stating the actual price of the imported goods, and forwarding below mentioned transporting documents shortly after loading the cargo, assuring authorities all transportation documents are authentic and in order.

Why must you obtain a Gambia CTN Certificate for your Shipments?

The cargo will not be cleared at customs without a valid CTN certificate/number. Since cargo can not be cleared at customs until a valid CTN is presented, the demurrage fee will be in question in addition to a penalty fee at customs.

Which Documents are Necessary for CTN?

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice
  • Customs Declaration Form

Notice: You may cancel the process anytime during the CTN Application.

Points to Consider for Gambia Shipments

  • Gambia CTN is necessary for the cargo if the port of discharge is in Gambia and the cargo is in transit to another country.
  • CTN certificate is issued based on the transportation documents submitted online, and a physical examination of the cargo will not be necessary.
  • Validation of the certificate will take 2 to 3 days and is under the authorities’ initiative.

Need help with CTN / Cargo Tracking Note for Gambia?

We are available 24/7 to help you with your Gambia shipments. Please get in touch with us via WhatsApp, email, or the contact form on this page you can see.

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