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China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM )

We would like to advise our clients that starting June 30, 2014, China Customs will implement China Advance Manifest (CCAM) for all shipments import to China.  Currently there is no clear regulation on how to implement and right now, carriers will not off load the container if no CCAM exists.  The trial period will last through September 30, 2014.

China Customs requests that CCAM be completed 24 hours before the vessel departs from origin.

The origin freight forwarder (or Scarbrough in your case) will collect the CCAM information and send to the carrier.  The carrier will then send the information to China Customs 24-48 hours before departure.  Scarbrough will also need the OBL and HBL information at this time.

Further to our previous Customer Advisories issued on China’s 24 hour Advance Manifest Regulation, we would like to update the latest announcement from Shanghai Customs who advised the advance manifest submission will be mandatory for all China import cargoes that are discharged or transshipped at Shanghai port with effect from 3rd June 2014, thereafter Do Not Load (DNL) and Do Not Unload (DNU) messages may be issued at the discretion of Customs.

To comply with the regulation, our carriers will submit the advance manifest for all applicable shipments at least 24 hours before loading onto the vessel bound for Shanghai from 3rd June 2014 onwards.

Hence, Scarbrough respectfully requests our clients to provide complete and accurate shipping instructions before the documentation cutoff time in each loading region. This information will be published on our website and also available in our Booking Acknowledgements/Confirmations document.

  • Voyage Number
  • Vessel Name
  • Bill Of Lading Number
  • Measurement Of Cargo
  • Port Of Loading
  • Payment Method For Ocean Freight (Prepaid or Collect)
  • Total Number Of Packages
  • Type of Packages
  • Total Gross Weight Of Cargo Including Packaging But Excluding Container Tare Weight
  • Name of Consignee
  • Complete Street Address Or P.O. Box Number Of Consignee
  • Name Of Shipper
  • Complete Street Address Or P.O. Box Number Of Shipper
  • Name of Notify Party (This is mandatory if consignee is “To Order”.)
  • Complete Street Address Or P.O. Box Number Of Notify Party (This is mandatory if consignee is “To Order”.)
  • Name Of Contact Person For Dangerous Cargo (This is mandatory when such commodity is being shipped.)
  • Contact Number Of Contact Person For Dangerous Cargo (This is mandatory when such commodity is being shipped.)
  • Container Number
  • Container Size And Type
  • Seal Numbers For All Seals Affixed To Containers
  • Type Of Packages Per Commodity Item
  • Number Of Packages Per Commodity Item
  • Cargo Description
  • Gross Weight Per Commodity Item
  • UNDG Number for Dangerous Cargo (This is mandatory when such commodity is being shipped.)
  • Marks And Numbers

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your customer service representative.

Scarbrough continually monitors these situations and will keep our clients updated on the latest developments about implementation of the regulation.