The Port of Antwerp Bruges, the port community, and NxtPort have decided that all transport companies would be obliged to pick up containers based on Certified Pick up.
The announcement comes two months after the Port of Antwerp-Bruges launched the ‘D-Hive drone-in-a-box’ network to enhance security in the port area.
This regulation is set to commence from 15 January 2024, meaning that pin codes for picking up a container will be completely eliminated.
This entails that all container imports at Antwerp container terminals will be handled exclusively through Certified Pick up.
In the coming months, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges will make Certified Pick up available for barge and rail at the terminals.
Following that, trial projects will begin at each terminal, and the connection with Secure Container Release will be completed for the shipping businesses involved.