Rules and Regulations

Regulation in Senegal: Container Tracking Note (CTN/BESC)

CMA CGM informs its customers that, effective March 1st, 2019, the Container Tracking Note (CTN or BESC in French) is mandatory for all shipments bound to Senegal and under Shippers’ responsibility.


Each container must be covered by a CTN/BESC number communicated in the shipping instructions. It is mandatory to have said information mentioned on the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest.


The CTN/BESC must be obtained by shippers on the dedicated website by COSEC (Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs): www.besc-senegal.net


CTN/BESC not available or number not valid on Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest will be subject to penalties and relevant additional charges at Shippers' debit and responsibility


We remain at your disposal should you need further information.