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Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to inform you about the security filing requirements in a Short Sea environment if the UK leaves the EU without a “Brexit” deal on October 31st, 2019.

The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that as from this date, the UK will be treated like any other non EU country for security filing purposes. EU export cargo that is currently loaded on a service not affected by the EU24hr rule, will become subject to ICS filing, depending on the vessel rotation.

Example: Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre - Singapore

In the above example, cargo loaded at Southampton as well as cargo loaded at prior EU ports, e.g. Rotterdam and Hamburg and remaining on board the vessel while calling at Southampton, will require an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to be filed in advance of vessel entry into the EU e.g. Le Havre. This is not limited to cargo discharged in an EU port later in the rotation, but also includes FROB cargo (Foreign cargo Remaining On Board) transiting the EU and destined for subsequent non EU ports.

In order for ONE to satisfy these EU24hr filing guidelines, we will still require complete and correct Shipping Instructions, and in same cases, we will require this earlier than today.

We will send documentation cut-off date and time on our PDF booking receipt notices and in our EDI confirmations

This can also be found through our Point to Point schedule page, by searching for your route, selecting your vessel, and using the “detail” button.

We would like to remind all our customers, that our documentation cut off’s must be adhered to in order to ensure that your cargo is loaded as per your booking requirements. Failure to submit shipping instructions in time, could result in a "do not load" order being issued.

We will keep you informed of further updates, as and when we have them.


Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.