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South Africa 24Hour Security Transmission

08/03/2018 11:40

​Dear Valued Customer,


South African Customs Authorites have advised their intentions of implementing their version of a 24Hour security manifest tranmission which will require the Port of Loading or Transshipment Port to submit their final Manifest to the South African Authorites 24 hours prior to vessel loading.

please note the implementation date is April 20th, 2018 and is applicable for containerized cargo only.

we would like to emphasize the requirement for a House B/L to be submitted by the NVOCC, similar to that of the US Customs regulation.

We appreciate your cooperation. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your local Customer Service Team.

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