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NCTS - Create a movement and link consignments

Sequoia v1.0 onwards

Create an NCTS Transit Movement


To create a new NCTS movement, you can either:

  • Select File > New > NCTS movement from the main Sequoia toolbar at the top of the screen, or
  • Right click either the declarations or arrivals lists in the NCTS module and select New from the context menu.

This will display the New NCTS movement dialog.

First, specify the type of movement you are creating - Declaration or Arrival - by clicking one of the icons (as shown below).

New NCTS Transit Movement dialog


Label Information required
Reference [LRN] Provide a Local Reference Number (LRN) by which this movement can be recognised.
This reference is only technically required for a declaration but has to be specified in order to create a movement record.
There is no specific format required of these references.
Consignor You can enter either the shortcode, name or EORI (TIN) number to identify the Consignor, or enter a question mark [?] to search.
Consignee You can enter either the shortcode, name or EORI (TIN) number to identify the Consignee, or enter a question mark [?] to search.


Once you have filled in the correct information, click [OK] to create the NCTS movement. This will then display the NCTS Transit Movement editor form.

Movement screen

Complete the rest of the movement information - which is mainly used to populate any declaration.

Once you have finished, click [Save] on the toolbar at the top of the NCTS Transit Movement editor.

Where a movement has been created in order to prepare a transit declaration, Sequoia allows you to associate export shipments or consolidations and import inventory records to the movement.

Exports shipments and consolidations will need to be in a 'Finalised' state (i.e. all DUCRs associated to a MUCR and the MUCR closed).

Import Inventory records will need to have a Transshipment request completed with 'OK Transfer ..', (customs status CT).


Where a transit movement has been created in order to submit a transit declaration, then linking the movement to associated export shipments/consolidations or inventory removals will save a lot of time when creating the declaration.

Associated records will result in declaration items being created automatically - one for each item of every export declaration associated with the consignment. For example, where a shipment has been associated with the transit movement and this shipment has 2 jobs and each job has a declaration with 10 items then a total of 20 items will be added to the NCTS declaration.

Information, such as export declaration MRNs, commodity codes, goods descriptions, gross mass, net mass and packages and marks will be completed for you. If the declaration requires a guarantee reference amount to also be declared (which it does from 14 January 2021) then this will also be calculated and automatically declared, based on the value, commodity code etc. of the export declaration(s).


To link a consignment to the NCTS movement, click [Add] just above the 'Consignments' list on the editor (as shown below).


Select Consignment Type

Select the type of consignment you want to link (Import inventory, export shipment or export consolidation).

This will then display a lookup dialog, listing records available to link to the NCTS movement.


Add shipments screen

This list works like any other list in Sequoia; you can filter, sort, order until you find the record or records that you need.

To select a record, tick the box in the first column next to that record. You can select as many records as you like. You can also mix shipments and consolidations on the same NCTS movement.

Once you have selected all the necessary records, click [OK] on the dialog. This will return you to the NCTS Transit Movement editor and the records will appear on the list of consignments.

Remember to click [Save] on the toolbar at the top of the editor.