Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) o Bordereau Électronique de Suivi des Cargaisons (BESC)
All maritime shipments with final destination the Sierra Leone shall be regularized by an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note. Generally called BESC – Bordereau Électronique de Suivi des Cargaisons.
ECTN/BESC certificate is a necessary document requested as from 02/04/2020. Each B/L must be accompanied by an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note.
Additional documents – not mandatory
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You should apply before/atm of loading as per procedure. Do bare in mind that for this specific destination you need to validate your BESC/ECTN within five working days from the vessel’s departure.
Yes, you can. However, please consider that there are additional costs for ECTN/BESC modification post validation.