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Boat News

  • 13/03/2017

    Central African Republic (CAR) - Circular Note

    The General Manager of the Customs department of the Central African Republic would like to inform the importers that the issuance of a regularization ECTN in the transit ports is strictly forbidden. The ECTN can only be issued in the loading port.

    We inform you that in case of absence of the ECTN obtained at the loading port, the goods will remain blocked in the discharging port until the shipment has been regularized online and fines have been payed.

    In the link below you will find the Circular Note (PDF), dated December 16, 2016.

    Download Circular Note (English)

    Download Circular Note (Portuguese)

    Download Circular Note (Spanish)

    Download Circular Note (Arabic)

  • 02/06/2016

    Sudan ECTN postponed

    Implementation of Sudan ECTN postponed

    Due to technical difficulties in Sudan facing the implementation of the ECTN for shipments to the country, further studies are being conducted with the local National Chamber of Importers and the Union of Chambers of Commerce on the issue. 

    In this respect the Executive Office of the Sudanese Customs Authority advises that the ECTN implementation is being postponed until further notice.

    Shippers will be informed in due time about the final date of implementation.

  • 28/05/2016

    Guinea Bissau ECTN

    Guinea Bissau - Circular issued by the Ministry of Transport and Communication

    The Ministry of Transport and Communication of Guinea Bissau, heading the Shippers' Council of the country (CNC-GB), reconfirms that Antaser Afrique is the unique agent duly mandated to sign and validate ECTN’s for the country.

    Same implies that any cargoes arriving in Bissau without an ECTN validated by Antaser will be blocked for delivery by the local Authorities.

    You might consult the official notifications (in English and Portuguese) as attached.

    For any further questions, kindly contact Antaser at +32 3 827.07.00 or info@antaser.com.

    Download document (English)

    Download document (Portuguese)

  • 23/05/2016

    E.C.T.N. for EQUATORIAL GUINEA

    Equatorial Guinea introduces the ECTN as from July 1st 2016

    The Ministry of Finance and Budget of Equatorial Guinea is introducing the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) or Formulario Electrónico para el Seguimiento de Operaciones (FESO) for all shipments to and from the country and appointed Antaser Afrique as its worldwide representative for the management of this ECTN/FESO.


    For all cargoes, the shipper or his forwarder are required to issue an ECTN in the port of loading and submit it to Antaser for validation.
    Each Bill of Lading must be covered by at least one ECTN and its unique number needs to be inserted in the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest under penalty of fines for the shipping line.
    Cargoes arriving without valid ECTN will be blocked for delivery by the local customs in Equatorial Guinea.

    This new regulation takes effect as from July 1st 2016 (date of Bill of Lading) and the electronic application will be available on the Antaser website as from mid June. 

    Shippers/forwarders are requested to register at www.antaser.com or to use their existing username and password for their Antaser Afrique login to start issuing ECTN’s for Equatorial Guinea.

    For any further information, kindly check  www.antaser.com or contact Antaser at +32 3 827.07.00 or ctnantaserafrique@antaser.com.

    Attached you'll find the corresponding Resolution of May 13th 2016, issued by the Ministry of Finance and Budget.

    Download the document (PDF)

  • 13/04/2016

    E.C.T.N. for SUDAN

    Implementation of the ECTN in Sudan as from June 1st 2016.

    The Sudanese Customs Authority is introducing the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note for all shipments to/from Sudan and appointed Antaser Afrique as its strategic partner for the management of this ECTN.

    For all shipments to and from Sudan (transit cargo included), the shipper or his forwarder are required to issue an ECTN in the port of loading and submit it to Antaser for validation.
    Each Bill of Lading must be covered by at least one ECTN and its unique number needs to be inserted in the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest under penalty of fines for the shipping line.
    Cargoes arriving without valid ECTN will be blocked for delivery by the local customs in Sudan.

    This new regulation takes effect as from June 1st 2016 (date of Bill of Lading) and the electronic application will be available on the Antaser website as from mid May. Tariffs will be published during the next days.

    Shippers/forwarders are requested to register at www.antaser.com or to use their existing username and password for their Antaser Afrique login to start issuing ECTN’s for Sudan.

    For any further information, kindly check  www.antaser.com or contact Antaser at +32 3 827.07.00 or ctnantaserafrique@antaser.com.


    Attached you'll find the corresponding Notice, issued by the Sudanese Customs Authority.

    Download notification document (PDF)

  • 04/02/2016

    Tariff Changes for ECTNs with destination Togo

    Temporary review of ECTN tariffs for Togo

    On instruction of the Togolese government, following new ECTN tariffs are being applied on a temporary basis:

    - FCL shipments: € 25,- per ECTN for shipments from Europe - € 100,- per ECTN for shipments from outside Europe (max. 5 containers per ECTN).

    - Vehicle shipments: € 25,- per chassis number for shipments from Europe and € 25,- per chassis number for other origins  (one separate ECTN to be issued per single chassis number). This tariff is applicable for all modes of vehicle shipments (Roro, containerized, conventional).

    - Consolidation/LCL and Bulk/Conventional shipments: € 25,- per ECTN for shipments from Europe - € 100,- per ECTN for shipments from outside Europe (max. 300t per ECTN).

    - It is not allowed to combine shipment modes.


    For details about the tariffs, please consult the "Tariffs" section of our website.

    ECTNs prevalidated before 4th February 2016 9h am. will still be using the old tariff.

    Antaser reserves the right to change the tariffs any time without prenotice, therefore we recommend to check the tariffs online on a regular basis.

  • 03/02/2016

    Online payments disabled

    Due to circumstances and with immediate effect we unfortunately are obliged to temporary no longer accept credit card payments.
    All payments should be done by bank transfer for now. For more information
    , please consult the page "How to increase my credits" in the "Credits" section of the website.

  • 19/01/2016

    ECTN Togo

    Further to a demand from the Togolese Government and to actual consultations regarding tariff matters, Antaser is preparing corresponding reviews, which will be available within short. We thank you for your understanding.

  • 30/09/2015

    E.C.T.N. Togo – Notice to the shippers

    Notice to the shippers

    Download document (PDF)

  • 20/09/2015

    E.C.T.N. for LIBYA

    Implementation of the ECTN in Libya.

    By signing the contract with Antaser International Group,  the Minister of Finance and the director of Customs of the State of Libya assigned the issuance and management of the ECTN for Libya to the Antaser International Group.


    For all shipments to and from Libya (transit cargo included), the shipper or his forwarder are required to issue an ECTN in the port of loading and submit it to Antaser for validation.
    Each Bill of Lading must be covered by at least one ECTN and its unique number needs to be inserted in the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest under penalty of fines for the shipping line.

    The ECTN must be issued and validated at the loading port and are elemental for the import custom clearance upon arrival.

    Cargoes not covered by a valid ECTN will not be cleared through the local Customs until presentation of the final ECTN and appropriate fines will be charged.


    This new regulation takes effect as from October 1st 2015 (date of Bill of Lading).

    Shippers/forwarders are requested to register at the Antaser website www.antaser.com or to use their existing username and password for their Antaser log in to start issuing ECTN’s for Libya.

    For any further information, kindly check  www.antaser.com or contact Antaser at +32 3 827.07.00 or ctnantaser@antaser.com.

  • 27/07/2015

    E.C.T.N. Togo – Notice Ministry of Economy

    The Minister of Economy informs the Trade:

    The Ministry of Economy of Togo informs Shippers, Shipping Lines, …. that as from August 1st  2015 the only ECTN that will be accepted by the Togolese system will be the one issued by Antaser Afrique.

  • 17/07/2015

    E.C.T.N. Togo – Notice Ministry of Economy

    The Minister of Economy informs the Trade:

    The Ministry of Economy of Togo informs Shippers, Shipping Lines, …. about the appointment of Antaser Afrique as its representative and about the obligation of the ECTN for all cargoes shipped to Togo:

    Download document "Togo Notice to the Shippers" (English, PDF)
    Download document "Avis aux Chargeurs Togoloais" (French, PDF)

  • 15/07/2015

    E.C.T.N. for Togo

    Antaser takes over the E.C.T.N. for Togo:

    Following the Decree N° 001/MEF/MCPSP/MTPT/DC of April 8th 2015 the Government of the Republic of Togo has awarded the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note contract for Togo to Antaser Afrique BVBA.

     

    As from August 1st 2015 each Bill of Lading to/from Togo, transit cargoes included, will have to be covered by an ECTN issued at the loading port and duly validated by Antaser or its local subagent.  

      

    Shipping lines are bound to include the ECTN-number into the Bill of Lading and cargo manifest.

     

    Validated ECTN will be a mandatory document for the custom clearance in Togo. Shipping lines, importers and/or exporters not respecting this new provision risk payment of fines.

     

    Further information can be found on www.antaser.com in the ‘Tariffs’ items.

  • 27/03/2015

    A.S.H.I. FOR GHANA

    Postponement of the Implementation of the Advance Shipment Information in Ghana.

    Following the Notification of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority of 26th March 2015, the implementation of the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) is being postponed until the ASHI has been successfully integrated in the Single Window system operated by the Ghana ports.

    In anticipation of a new implementation date, the ASHI application for Ghana on the Antaser website will temporarily be closed. Registration of new users, however, will still be possible.


    For further information users can contact Antaser.


  • 05/02/2015

    A.S.H.I. FOR GHANA

    G.S.A. implements the Advance Shipment Information in Ghana.

    Following the passage of the Ghana Shippers Authority (G.S.A.) Regulations LI 2190, the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) will be implemented in Ghana.

    As from March 1st 2015 (date of Bill of Lading) all cargoes arriving at the seaports of Ghana, transit cargoes included, will have to be covered by an Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) document.

    G.S.A. has entered into a service cooperation with ‘Antaser Afrique’, who will provide the ASHI on worldwide level through its website www.antaser.com and its international agency network.

     

    Shipping lines are bound to include the ASHI-number into the Bill of Lading and cargo manifest under the penalty of effective fines.

     

    Validated ASHI will be a mandatory document for the (transit) custom clearance at Ghanaian Ports.

     

    Further information can be found on www.antaser.com in the ‘User Guide’ and ‘Tariffs’ items.

     

  • 30/06/2014

    Tariff Central African Republic

    Tariff change

    Starting the first of July 2014 the tariff of some modes of shipment will be increased. Please see tariffs online.

  • 20/03/2014

    Electronic Cargo Tracking Note for Burundi

    Antaser launches Electronic Cargo Tracking Note for Burundi

    Antaser Afrique informs the trade that in accordance with the Ministerial Ordonnance N° 540/409 dated 18/3/2014 the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) is now mandatory for all shipments to Burundi as from April 1st 2014 (date of Bill of Lading).

    The Ministry of Finance of Burundi appointed Antaser Afrique as its worldwide agent for the management and validation of ECTN.

    Shippers are invited to register at Antaser Afrique on its site www.antaser.com and to credit their electronic account.
    This registration is different from the one at Antaser BVBA!

    The ECTN prices can be consulted at the ‘Tariffs’ item on this site.

    ECTN numbers have to be mentioned imperatively on the Bills of Lading and manifests.

    The ECTN has to be issued at the loading port – any regularization at destination is impossible.

    Cargoes arriving without ECTN will be blocked pending regularization by Antaser Afrique and shippers/importers/shipping lines risk penalties as defined by the Ministry of Finance of Burundi.

    Burundi ordonnance document (Word)

  • 23/08/2013

    E.C.T.N. FOR TANZANIA

    T.P.A. postpones the implementation of the ECTN in Tanzania.

    For technical reasons, related to the integration of the ECTN to the T.P.A. Terminal Operating System, Tanzania Ports Authority has decided to postpone the implementation of the ECTN until further notice.

  • 25/07/2013

    E.C.T.N. FOR TANZANIA

    T.P.A. implements the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note in Tanzania.

    Tanzania Ports Authority (T.P.A.), statutorily mandated to manage Ports in Tanzania, has decided  that all import cargoes into the country, transit cargoes included, will have to be covered by an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) as from Sept. 1st 2013 (date of Bill of Lading).

     

    T.P.A. has entered into a service cooperation with ‘Antaser Afrique’, who will provide the ECTN on worldwide level through its website www.antaser.com and its international agency network.

     

    Shipping lines are bound to include the ECTN-number into the Bill of Lading and cargo manifest under the penalty of effective fines.

     

    Validated ECTN will be a mandatory document for the (transit) custom clearance at Tanzanian Ports.

     

    The official T.P.A. Public Notice of July 12th 2013 can be opened in following link: http://www.tanzaniaports.com/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=250

    Further information can be found on www.antaser.com in the ‘User Guide’ and ‘Tariffs’ items.

  • 27/02/2012

    Electronic Cargo Tracking Note on line!

    Antaser launches the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note

    Antaser Bvba is pleased to inform that the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note is operational for shipments to the Central-African Republic, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea-Bissau and Niger.

    Shippers can now register and create/credit their electronic account as per procedures described on this website or as per manual which can be requested for at info@antaser.com.

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