Port Launches ‘Certified Pick-up’ Container Release System

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  • Port of Antwerp has introduced a new procedure, namely Certified Pick up.
  • It will guarantee security and improve operational efficiency.
  • The container release process has been made more secure and streamlined.
  • It is done by sharing real-time information on a unique central data platform.
  • Port of Antwerp has teamed up with its subsidiary NxtPort as a port community platform.
  • It has opted for a phased approach to ensure the stable expansion of the system.

According to an article published in Container news, the Port of Antwerp has introduced a new procedure, namely Certified Pick up.

Certified Pick up procedure

This procedure will guarantee security and improve the operational efficiency and transparency of the container handling process.

The Belgian port said that the container release process has been made more secure and streamlined by sharing real-time information on a unique central data platform. The system will regulate the release of containers based on coded identification and authorization information, contributing to a more secure, effective, and resilient supply chain, according to the port’s statement.

Teaming with NxtPort

In the design and operation of the application, the Port of Antwerp has teamed up with its subsidiary NxtPort which as a port community platform has already developed a series of digital applications for the Antwerp port community. Based on its knowledge of the Antwerp port sector NxtPort will contribute its know-how to expanding the digital infrastructure of the port.

Necessary for all supply chain partners

Certified Pick up will become obligatory for all supply chain partners involved in the container release process as of November 2020, and January 2021 at the latest. All containers leaving an Antwerp port terminal by truck, rail, or barge (including transshipment containers and empty shipper-owned containers) fall under this obligation, with the legal framework being included in the Port Police Regulations. The Port of Antwerp has opted for a phased approach in order to ensure the stable expansion of the system.

Advantages of efficiency for operators

Connecting to Certified Pick up will yield advantages of efficiency for operators in the logistics chain, claimed the port. These include improvements in security, simplification of administrative processes, and shorter transit times for containers in Port of Antwerp.

In the next few months, Port of Antwerp will take the necessary steps to implement Certified Pickup, and together with NxtPort, it will organize information sessions tailored to the various partners involved in the logistics chain.

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Source: ContainerNews

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