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Please insert any of the following reference numbers:

B/L, Booking or container number as it appears B/L.
B/L number should start with ZIMU followed by 3 A/N letter followed by 6-9 numbers (for example ZIMUBCN123456).
A booking number must have A/N characters only.
A container number must have 4 A/N followed by 6 to 7 digits (for example ZCSU1234567).

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New Import Requirement to India

15/03/2018 1:25

​Dear Valued Customer,


Please be advised that the Indian Customs Authorites are requiring all Bs/L created on or after April 1st, 2018 to include the following 3 items of information:

  1. Import and Export code (IEC) of the Importer
  2. GST identification no. (GSTIN) of the Importer
  3. Official e-mail ID of the Importer



Please note that the Indian Customs Authorites have reserved the right to refuse discharging any cargo that does not have this information on the B/L covering the shipment.

in order to avoid this, we kindly ask your cooperation in providing this information on your Shipping Instructions


if you have any questions, please contact your local ZIM Customer Service Representative.


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