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June 22, 2023

GLOBAL TRACKING & MARITIME SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES CARGO TRACKING SERVICE IN THE GAMBIA Banjul, The Gambia – April 23, 2023 – Global Tracking & Maritime Solutions (GTMS) is excited to announce the launch of its advanced cargo declaration and tracking services in The Gambia, furthering its commitment to enhancing cargo security and safety across the globe.

In accordance with the International Ship and Port facility Security (ISPS) code, all carriers and maritime agents are informed that the implementation of the Advance Cargo Declaration (ACD) as part of the procedure for cargo security and safety in The Gambia has been in the pipeline since 2002. The Government of The Gambia signed a full Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) agreement in compliance with Chapter 1, sue??(6) of the Public Authorities Law and SOLAS Chapter XI-2, on September 2, 2022.

Effective from May 15, 2023, every cargo loaded or unloaded in The Gambia, irrespective of whether it's an import, export, or transit, will require a Cargo Tracking Certificate Number (ENS/ENX). Additionally, the vessel or carrier carrying such goods must also obtain a Movement Reference Number (MRN) from the Global Tracking and Maritime Solutions platform. These measures ensure that all cargo destined for or out of The Gambia is accompanied by an Entry Summary Number (ENS) or an Exit Summary Number (ENX), in compliance with the ISPS code.

"The launch of our services in The Gambia is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to streamline and secure maritime operations worldwide," said David Ben Lulu, Chairman at GTMS Corporate. "With the adoption of the CTN/ACD scheme, we're confident that we can help bolster the security and efficiency of cargo transit in and out of the country."

The ship or vessel operator is liable for declaring cargo information in advance and must ensure that the declaration is done appropriately. In the case of Vessel Sharing Arrangements, the Advance Cargo Declaration must be made by the Bill of Lading Issuing Carrier, and not by the ship operator.

All users can access our platform through or contact us at support; +44 1865 600 006 for further assistance.

About GTMS:Global Tracking & Maritime Solutions is a leading provider of advanced maritime solutions, offering services such as Advance Cargo Declaration/CTN, Cargo Inspection, Ocean Freight & MRN Services, and Road Freight GPS Tracking Services. We're dedicated to improving cargo security, tracking, and inspection processes to ensure the smooth transit of goods worldwide.

For media inquiries:Kenneth King +44 1865 600 006/+220 508 9671

Corporate Donation on a Good Friday

April 2, 2021

We are making this Corporate Donation on a Good Friday today as this is a very special day especially to Christians across the world... May we use the significance of this day to have compassion for one another always as Christ sacrificed for us all.

We have with us, a Dental Specialist from UK, Dr. Suvani under this Global pandemic accepted our invite to not only come and donate tooth-pastes, brushes, cash donations amongst others but to also do some consultation for under-privileged kids in several hospitals in Liberia (fillings, dental advices, checkups, etc) As a company, while we strongly believe in Tangible physical investment in every country we operate, it is our mantra to also invest, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, in the communities especially in both the health and education sector. We have a dedicated program of which we will endeavour to assist in as many communities as we can and encourage to bring more experts in helping us help the governments and other donors in these sectors.

We have from time to time, assisted various organisations across Liberia and will continue to do so. I thank you all and God bless the people of Liberia. Have a good Easter Holidays.

GTMS Restores Liberia’s Maritime Image

March 5, 2021

The Coast Guard of the United States of America has announced in its Federal Register that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the Republic of Liberia into the United States.

In 2018, the Government of Liberia (GOL) selected GTMS Holdings to become the Exclusive General Managing Agent with the License to implement the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) system in the country’s maritime/ports system and ensure full compliance in this regard.

The CTN is a system that requires Advanced Data Declaration and the full integrity of the data from Shippers (imports & Exports)/Freight Forwarders before cargo arrives in a country. This system does not only pre-inform ports of expected cargo and all other security measures but helps them better prepare to scrutinize cargo entering the nation’s ports, as required by the ISPS Code Part B of the SOLAS Convention.