about us

AfricaCTN is a Joint Venture Corporation that offers a comprehensive range of Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) services to 22 African Countries. Our company combines the expertise of two leading service providers, Commercial International Services and MaritradeUSA, to provide our clients with a single, reliable source for all their CTN requirements. With over a decade of experience, Commercial International Services was among the first USA-based companies to offer complete CTN services to African nations. Our merger with MaritradeUSA, a reputable CTN firm, represents a strategic move towards expanding our reach and offering top-quality services to an even wider customer base. At AfricaCTN, we are committed to providing our clients with timely, secure, and efficient CTN services that meet their unique needs and requirements.

As a single source for all your Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) needs, AfricaCTN provides reliable service to 23 African countries including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Togo.

Merging Commercial International Services and Maritrade USA

AfricaCTN is a leading provider of Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) services for 23 African countries. Our trusted and secure one-stop experience is designed to handle all aspects of the CTN process, providing clients with a reliable service they can depend on.

Our company, born out of a merger between Commercial International Services and MaritradeUSA, has been providing complete CTN services to our customers for over a decade. With more African countries than ever before requiring CTNs, we are committed to streamlining the confusing and time-consuming process for shippers and freight forwarders looking to ship goods into Africa.

Simplify your Cargo Tracking Note Process with AfricaCTN

At AfricaCTN, our main page provides quick access to each country’s specific requirements. Additionally, detailed instructions can be found on each country’s page. To make the application process even more seamless, our new dashboard allows for document uploading, progress tracking, and on-the-go validations.

Our goal at AfricaCTN is to serve as the single source for all of your CTN needs. With 15 years of experience, we provide our clients with a reliable and quick service that they can trust. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you streamline the CTN process for all of your shipments into African ports.

15 years of excellence. delivering global results.

BURNELL russell


Burnell Russell founded Oceans International Corporation in 1972. Over the years, the company expanded its services and was appointed as the agent for the USA territory for CNCA issuing CTN’s for Angola in 1994. In 2009, Commercial International Services was established as the official agent for Senegal and DRC. Maritrade USA followed suit in 2015, serving as the official agent for CNCC in Cameroon. In 2019, Maritrade and CIS merged to form AfricaCTN, a single source for all CTN needs across all African countries.

chris russell


Chris has been with the company since its inception, serves as the President of the organization. With his wealth of experience and expertise, he ensures that the company’s objectives are met and that operations run smoothly. As a result of his leadership, the company has maintained a strong reputation in the industry and has experienced significant growth. His dedication to the business has been instrumental in its success, and his commitment to providing quality service remains at the core of the company’s values.

“As a pioneer in the CTN industry, AfricaCTN has been committed to providing efficient and reliable service for over 15 years. Our success is rooted in our extensive experience and dedication to meeting the needs of our valued customers.”
Chris Russell


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