The government of Sierra Leone has decided to implement Advance Cargo Declaration (ACD) to comply with the ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) code.
They have contracted Transport and Ports Management Systems (TPMS) to regulate the process which will be applicable for both Import and Export.
The following procedure and charges will therefore be put in place:
Customers will need to log-in to www.acdsl.com, provide cargo details and obtain Entry Summary Number (ENS) for IMP and Exit Summary Number (EXS) for EXP.
ENS/EXS number has to be provided to the Shipping Line at the booking stage so that it is included on the B/L as well as the Cargo Manifest.
Shipments without ENS/EXS numbers will not be allowed by Shipping Lines.
The Shipping Lines will declare the advance cargo manifest 24hrs before departure from the last transshipment port in case of imports.
Advance Cargo Manifest will be checked by TPMS in conjunction with SL Ports Authority (SLPA) for compliance with the ISPS code.
This service will be subject to below charges as stipulated by TPMS. They will be collected in addition to the freight from the freight payer.
Cost will be EUR 95/TEU
Applicable as from 01/04/2015
Note also the in transit cargo is not exempted from the CTN fees.
For further information please contact your local MSC team.