Standard Shipping Notes (SSNs) are used to accompany deliveries of non-hazardous goods in transit.
The SSN is a shipping document that gives details about the contents of a consignment to carriers, receiving authorities and forwarders. The SSN can be used for all consignments except dangerous goods. By using the SSN, you can complete the same standard document for all consignments, regardless of which port or depot they are going to. If you use the Customs Freight Simplified Procedures, you can use the SSN as a pre-shipment advice.
Using Standard Shipping Notes gives the receiving authority complete, accurate and timely information about your consignment. So they have clear and precise details on how your goods should be handled. Using the SSN also means that everyone with an interest in your consignment has adequate information at each movement stage, until its final loading on board a vessel or aircraft.