Dear Valued Partners and Clients,
As of 1st of April 2021, Egypt entered a trial period for their new Advance Cargo Information
Declaration (ACID) system.
It is required that basic data of the ‘Supplier, Importer and the Imported Goods’ be declared through
the new online portal, prior to shipment from Port of Load, for Customs Risk Assessment.
On approval being given to ship, an ACID 19-digit number will be issued which must appear on all
documentation, including the Bill of Lading, Packing list, Commercial invoice, Certificate of origin
and Carrier MBL Manifest.
From the 1st JULY 2021 this ACID reference will be MANDATORY. Any cargo arriving in Egypt on or
after 1st July 2021, without an ACID reference, will not be ALLOWED TO DISCHARGE AND CARGO
WILL BE RETURNED by the Carrier to Port of Load at Shippers/Booking Parties expense.
In accordance with this, any bookings made, with arrival date at Egypt, on or after the 1st July 2021,
that do not have a valid ACID reference on the Bill of Lading, will not be shipped and cargo will be
transferred to the next available vessel and all costs will be for the Shippers/Booking parties
Further information can be found at the following website:
Please download our PDF File for full details and information.
Management of Penanshin Shipping