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Mar 26


By Godfrey | Blog

Juba, South Sudan | March 26, 2019

The South Sudan Customs Authority has introduced an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) for all shipments to South Sudan with effect from 1st April, 2019.

Through a government circular dated 23rd March, 2019 sent to all the regional Ports authorities; shipping and transport companies, the Director General notified the authorities on the implementation of the ECTN for all shipments to South Sudan (transit cargo included).

The shipper or forwarder is required to issue an ECTN which is elemental to import clearance by the South Sudan Customs Service, must be issued and validated at origin. Any Cargoes arriving without a valid ECTN will be blocked for delivery by the local customs in South Sudan until clearance of fines and presentation of an appropriate VALID ECTN is issued.

Each Bill of Lading must be covered by at least one ECTN. Shipping lines have been ordered to insert the UNIQUE ECTN NUMBER in the Bill of Lading and cargo manifest. Failure to comply with this new regulation will amount to attracting heavy penalties or fines against the Shipping lines amounting to more than US$5000 per infraction.

This new regulation takes effect as from April 1st 2019 (date of Bill of Lading).

Procedure to get an ECTN validation

  1. The Consignee/ Supplier/Shipper abroad or at Port of loading sends a commercial invoice, Bill of Lading, Freight Invoice, Export document to Africa Shipping Logistics;
  2. With the said documents Africa Shipping Logistics registers and opens a file in the ECTN system to apply for the ECTN;
  3. Once a proper ECTN application has been lodged a UNIQUE number is assigned to the ECTN and the Authorities can validate of Reject the ECTN if the information provided do not comply;
  4. Once the ECTN has been validated, Africa Shipping Logistics acting on the Consignee/supplier/Shipper’s instructions provides the validated ECTN to be indicated on the BL.

Africa Shipping Logistics is fully compliant to issue out ECTN for all your shipments destined to South Sudan. Please get in touch with us on +31 10 476 02 41 or send us your request to: info@africashippinglogistics.com and or s.sudan@africashippinglogistics.com

Feb 07


By Godfrey | Uncategorized

Mombasa, Kenya | February 02, 2017

Mission and relief Cargo-2Over the years some parts of Africa have been engulfed in civil wars, secessionist and separatist conflicts with major episodes of national violence, riots, massacres etc. This acts of impunity has left over 9 million fleeing their homes and internally displaced people with the most vulnerable – young, old, sick and women left to fend for themselves.

In a bid to avert more suffering and deaths, the international communities, non-governmental organizations, and other well-wishers have worked hard to ensure that aid reaches to the affected areas.
Logistics has proved to be a major challenge in movement of the mission, relief and aid cargo shipments to the conflict zones. The shipper who mostly are located in the cargo country of origin have no or little knowledge of the conflict areas where the cargo has to be shipped to.
Other challenges faced are cargo safety and security concerns; geographical knowledge of the cargo delivery areas; poor road network and infrastructure; cumbersome port documentation processes with the customs, dealing with different regimes at destination have proved to be more difficult. Adding to this is finding a trusted and reliable Mission and relief Cargoservice provider to ensure the smooth flow of your cargo.
Most cargo in some instances have ended up in the local market instead of the intended final destination. In some cases, the shippers have been lured by very low-priced rates, which eventually become much expensive once the cargo arrives at the port of discharge and documents handed over. The providers come up with other hidden charges which initially were not part of the initial offered rate.

At Africa Shipping Logistics, we understand these challenges faced by many shippers and have strived to ensure that our clients do not have to worry about their cargo while on transit. This kind of cargo requires efficiency and effectiveness in delivery without hindrance of the cargo smooth flow while on transit to the final destination.

We arrange and plan for the cargo movement from shipper’s door step to the final end destination, thus leaving the shipper free of the headaches and worries of their cargo.

Our qualified and experience personnel, ensures that the cargo is processed through customs from the port loading, discharge and various border points depending with the hinterlands destination without much delay. We also provide our clients with a direct contact person to ensure that they stay updated on the cargo movement while on transit.

Our executives always work hand in hand with the client, guiding them on all the formalities and processes involved from the arrangement, planning and advent loading of cargo at the country of origin. We also offer free logistics advice and consultancy to our clients on the cargo movement.

For Booking of space for yMission and relief Cargo-1our Mission, Relief or Humanitarian assistance cargo shipments please get in touch with us! You can call us on +31(0)10 476 0241 or send your request to info@africashippinglogistics.com ,WhatsApp on +31(0)6 4193 1340, Follow us on Twitter @AfricaShippingL and Facebook @AfricaShippingLogistics

Visit our website:www.africashippinglogistics.com to stay much updated about our services!

Nov 25

India set to bolster her Commercial Shipping Trade

By Godfrey | Blog

ET – New Delhi | November 25, 2016

The government of India is planning to develop a number of new and small ports for commercial shipping transportation, to bolster its trade according to the Ministry of Shipping circular.

Based on the traffic and cargo scenario of the country’s 12 Major Ports, a master plan has been prepared for expansion of port capacity, which includes a number of new ports.

Namely, it is understood that India’s Kolkata Port proposed the development of a port at Sagar Island, West Bengal, in an effort to reduce the constraints including long river navigation, available draft navigation due to persistent siltation and high dredging cost. Projected traffic is to be around 3.5 million tons per annum in 2020 increasing to around 27 million tons in 2035.

The cost of the first phase of the Sagar Island port is pegged at $314Millions. Enayam Port is expected to generate income of $246Millions per annum by the year 2020. Its first phase will cost $1.409 Billion, while the total project cost is pegged $5.912 Billion.

Additionally, V. O. Chidambaranar Port proposed the construction of a port in Enayam near Colachel, Tamil Nadu. Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the site is currently under preparation and the first container berth in Phase-I is expected to be operational by December 2020.

Furthermore, Paradip Port Trust suggested the development of Paradip Outer Harbour in Odisha, which would increase the port’s capacity from from 140 to 250 million tons per annum by 2020.

Techno-Economic Feasibility Report (TEFR) for the Paradip Outer Harbour upgrade has been prepared and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017

For all your Door to Door cargo logistics out of India subcontinent to any destination in Africa, get in touch with Africa Shipping Logistics on +31104760241 or mail us: info@africashippinglogistics.com