Kindly note starting from 15th June 2023, all exports & Import to Gambia are subject to CTN application with an aim to effectively control, supervise and manage import/export traffic of the country. Please be informed Gambia Government has signed a PPP Agreement (Public Private Partnership) with Global Tracking and Maritime Solution Holdings for the implementation of Cargo Tracking Note system (CTN), which provides an IT platform for importers and exporters to share documenation and information in relation to cargo handled at the Port of Banjul.

Effective from June 15th, 2023 if Cargo Tracking note(CTN) referemce number is missing for Gambia Export & Import shipments (including in-transit) the orignal bill of lading will not be issued. Any shipments for missing CTN number the containers will not be allowed to be discharged in Gambia and will be retained on board (ROB).

For all Gambia Export & Import shipments (including In-transit) CTN reference must be applied and validated by shippers at the origin load port. The CTN reference/code to be inserted in the bill of lading goods description field and in shipment reference field.

The new regulation is applicable for all cargo exported and imported to Gambia.

For eg :- CTN number – GM110523EN1514 - Its a 14 digit number code


All Export and Import shipments to Gambia must apply for the CTN reference number in advance. Otherwise, it will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Gambia and Customs clearance cannot be processed with customs. Additionally, shipments arriving or loading out of Gambia without CTN numbers will be liable for customs penalties.

For application & documents required, please visit the following link: +44 1865 600 006 +220 752 8939

You may also reach out to below contacts for additional information related to Gambia CTN
International Operations office – Email: +44(0)7383-220-224 / 7901-126-963
Local Operations office – Email: +220 752 8939 / +220 508 9671

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