What are Transit Shipments?

Transit shipments are: Let’s say you are shipping to Niger from India by sea. Since Niger is a landlocked country, your shipment must be transited from Benin, that has a shore. That means your shipment is a transit shipment.

Do I need two certificates?

Some countries require a CTN certificate regardless. But some only require it if it’s your cargo’s final destination. You can find the list of countries down below:

  • Niger through Benin: You need a certificate for both of them.
  • Niger through Togo: You need a certificate for both of them.
  • Niger through Ghana: You need a certificate for both of them.
  • Burkina Faso through Ghana: You need a certificate for both of them.
  • Burkina Faso through Togo: You need a certificate for both of them.
  • Burkina Faso through Ivory Coast: You only need an ECTN for Burkina Faso.
  • Mali through Senegal: You only need a BSC for Mali.
  • Central African Republic through Cameroon: You only need an ECTN for Central African Republic.
  • Chad through Cameroon: You only need an ECTN for Chad.
A commercial invoice, a bill of lading and the ECTN certificate with a pen on a black background. Transit shipments
Burkina Faso ECTN
A commercial invoice, a bill of lading and the BSC certificate with a pen on a black background. Transit shipments.
Ivory Coast BSC

For more information on transit shipments, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Pricing

Certificate cost depends on the number of Bill of Ladings and the containers, the country of origin, the port of discharge, etc. This is why we can’t give you an exact price for the CTN. But if you share your shipment’s details with us we can provide you the best charges for your certificate. We offer free quotation.