Notice – ECTN application Sierra Leone

Integrated Standard Group Limited would like to reinforce the announcement from the Republic of Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance on the collection of the Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN).

Kindly note that as from January 01st, 2023, shipping lines are mandated to enforce a “No ECTN, No Load” policy for all Sierra Leone importers and exporters.

Accordingly, all shippers, consignees and freight forwarders must ensure a valid and final ECTN certificate (no draft) is provided to respective local agencies prior to loading at POL for ALL shipments TO/FROM Sierra Leone.

Shipments without ECTN number before vessel’s operations start must be removed from the load list and corresponding containers MUST NOT be loaded.