Create ECTN for Benin

Do you need to ship containers, cargo, roro or bulk to Cotonou port?

With Magnotrade you can create the necessary ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) document for Benin fast. Cargoes that have no valid ECTN will be blocked by the local customs.

  • Easy ECTN creation
  • One place to create ECTNs for multiple countries
  • Choose your service level, depending on your needs*
  • Pay online or with bank transfer
Also supported by Magnotrade Benin Support coming soon

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SELF service

The customer completes the entire online application through his secured login and receives corresponding feedback from Magnotrade.

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SEMI service

The customer uploads the required documents online and Magnotrade assures the further process with corresponding feedback.

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FULL service

The customer provides the required documents per email to and Magnotrade takes care of the entire ECTN process.

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Create an ECTN/BESC/waiver for Benin

Are you shipping cargo to Benin via Cotonou or via transit ports in neighboring countries (like Ghana, Togo, …)?

With Magnotrade you can create the mandatory Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) fast and easy.

Requested documents for Benin ECTN/BESC/waiver issuance are:

  • Dated Bill of Lading (draft to start issuance – final BL for validation of the ECTN)
  • Commercial invoice
  • Detailed freight invoice
  • Packing List
  • Export customs declaration
  • Registration card for vehicles

Following supplementary information is furthermore required:

  • Shipper’s phone number and email address
  • Receiver’s phone number and email address
  • Country of origin of the cargo
  • ETA at the discharging port
  • Incoterm

After pre-validation you will receive the ECTN/BESC/waiver number to be transmitted to the shipping line. A copy of the final BL with sailing date and ECTN N° is required for validation of the ECTN/BESC/waiver

It’s important to issue an ECTN/BESC/waiver as cargoes arriving without valid ECTN/BESC/waiver will be blocked for delivery by the local customs.

A Benin ECTN/BESC/waiver is also mandatory for shipments in transit to neighboring countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria).

Supported ports

for Benin:

  • Cotonou, Benin