Containerchain, a provider of cloud-based software solutions, has announced the successful launch of its Depot management solution at Antwerp Container Company’s (ACC) Antwerp facility.
According to a statement by Containerchain, the new service will help ACC transition from manual yard and gate operations to a more automated set of processes.
This is expected to drive efficiency, improve service levels, and allow for the expansion of operating hours at the depot.
Containerchain’s depot management software handles all aspects of container depot operations, including gate management, inventory management, container survey and repair.
Tony Paldano, CEO of Containerchain, commented: “The key to being competitive in this industry is efficiency. Efficiency means more productivity, more profitability, and more opportunity to build the service relationships your business depend on.
“ACC is one of a new breed of innovative and agile operators that understand the way digitisation helps keep them agile and efficient.”
Carlo Lambrechts, Founder and Director of ACC, said: “Our approach has always been to provide a high level of service that puts the emphasis on our customers’ needs, and as a result we’ve grown more rapidly than I think either of us expected.
“But growth brings challenges, and for us that meant making sure that our operations are streamlined and efficient so we can spend more time keeping our customers happy and less time managing paperwork and trouble-shooting.
“Containerchain’s depot management system is designed to help us automate routine processes and ensure we manage our business more effectively, with less effort.”
Following the implementation of Containerchain’s Depot solution, ACC has plans to integrate with the technology provider’s slot-booking system Notifications.
Lambrechts stated: “We expect that with Containerchain’s automated slot-booking system for trucks, we’ll reduce congestion at our gate, improve turnaround times, and better manage peak and off-peak visits to the depot.”