A new mandatory routine was implemented 01-February 2016 for all containers passing through APM Terminals in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden.
As of 01/2 -16 APM Terminals has updated the procedures in accordance with the requirements of the Customs Administration regarding advance notification of the sealing control and the documentation of cargo which is to be approved under the Customs’ certification AEO (Authorised Economic Operator).
The new routine came into force on 1/2 – 2016 as an interim solution in the terminal operating system CATOS, but will then become a permanent routine when APM Terminals has implemented its brand new terminal operating system at the beginning of autumn in 2016.
Who should pre-advise the seal number?
Any party that currently provides- or will provide containers and container numbers to the terminal.
How will the pre-advising of the seal number work?
A change in the terminal operating system CATOS makes the field for the Seal Number “obligatory” and the seal number must be entered here. An information box that guides you will be rendered visible in CATOS.
When will this become mandatory?
This became mandatory 01-February 2016.
What happens if I do not pre-notify the seal number?
You must report the seal number to receive your visit-code and thus the passage into the terminal.
What happens if I pre-notifiy the wrong seal number?
If the seal number shown at gate entry (ID Control) does not match the entered number in CATOS, APM Terminals will not be able to accept the container.
Where do I go if I need support?
You can initially / during the introduction – contact our Customer Service Department by Telephone: +46 (0)10-122 27 00 for support with pre-advice.
NOTE! Responsibility for advising the seal numbers in the terminal operating system is the responsibility of the party whom announces the container to the terminal and not the responsibility of APM Terminals.
For more information, please contact the Customs Administration:
Customs Information AEO / Security and Safety +46 (0)771-520 520
For APM Terminals Gothenburg AB Customer Service Telephone +46 (0)10-122 27 00