We refer you to previous announcements as to the requirement to provide CTN numbers for cargo destined for Cotonou, further reinforcement to the requirements have been announced by the General Management of Customs Authorities in Benin and come into force for ALL cargo arriving in Benin on or after the 1st Sept 2019. The CTN requirement also covers cargoes in Transit.
We remind all customers that it is shipper’s responsibility to supply the Carrier with the CTN , which must be inserted in the body of the Original Bill of Lading and manifests.
Although we will continue to accept and load cargo pending the provision of the CTN, a subsequent CTN must be provided no later than the time of final b/lading instructions. Late submissions or amendments will result in manifest amendments and will be subject to fees.
B/ladings will not be issued without a CTN being shown.
For clarity any Cargo that arrives in Cotonou without a CTN in place will be kept on board and returned to origin with all additional freight and costs for the account of the shipper.
There is no option to have CTN arranged locally.