Press Releases

20/04/2023 – A gentile reminder for the ECTN Certificate procedure.

This notice is to remind our shipping agencies that as of as of April 29th, 2023 theECTN reference number must be mentioned on the bill of lading on all cargo destined for Somali ports.

For more information, kindly find the attachment of the letter.

05/04/2023 – Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) Certificate has been reinstated.

Read a Notice from the Office of the Minister of Ports and Maritime Transport

11/02/2023 – Suspension of Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) Certificate till further notice.

The Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport suspends the use of Electronic Tracking Number (ECTN).

Read The Suspension Letter

11/01/2023 – Notification from the Minister’s office regarding the implementation of ECTN Certificate.

The Somali Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport has decided to apply the CTN procedure for shipments heading to or leaving Somalia ports. It will be mandatory as of February 1st, 2023.

Contact us today and apply for your CTN Certificate

CTN Somalia is the authorized agency to issue freight certificates for commodities exported to Somalia. These certificates are required to clear your cargo from customs without any problems.

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