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Shippers lobby’s new cargo clearance system set for pilot

Published on March 10, 2016

A new cargo clearance system, expected to lower transaction costs and tighten compliance, is set to be piloted from next week by shippers in the region.

The Shippers Council of East Africa (SCEA) will roll out the Advance Cargo Shipment Information (ASHI) System for two months starting March 18 as the lobby seeks to make trade and cargo importation and exportation less tedious for shippers.

The system, also referred to as Electronic Cargo Tracking Notes (ECTN), is envisaged to reduce congestion at the port and cut operation costs resulting from demurrage and storage charges for imports. The system is also meant to improve efficiency and curb revenue leakages. Read more. Source | Business Daily