Port of Antwerp-Bruges prepares for Certified Pick up container handling

Port of Antwerp-Bruges prepares for Certified Pick up container handling

The Port of Antwerp-Bruges is set to streamline its container delivery process through Certified Pick up, an ID-based system replacing PIN codes.

In the pursuit of enhanced digital security, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges has prioritised the implementation of Certified Pick up, making significant optimisations to align the process with user needs.

Effective 15 January 2024, PIN codes will no longer be utilised for container collection in Antwerp. The exclusive means for container retrieval will be the Certified Pick up platform.

Anticipating this change, the port authorities encourage stakeholders to embrace Certified Pick up promptly for a smooth transition.

READ: MSC ID-based Container Pick-up: Enhancing Security of Supply Chains to Keep Trade Flowing

According to the port, Certified Pick up ensures transparency in tracking the status of import containers. The platform utilises indicator lights, and users are advised to verify that the general light is green before collecting a container, contributing to safer and more efficient handling of import containers.

To facilitate the integration of Certified Pick up, comprehensive training sessions were conducted for release parties and transport operators, including separate sessions for truck, rail, and barge operators.

Over 1,070 individuals have already undergone training, resulting in a 5 per cent increase in registrations on the Certified Pick up platform.

Last summer, the Port of Antwerp Bruges, the port community, and NxtPort established a mandate requiring all transportation companies to retrieve containers using the Certified Pick up method.

The announcement came two months after the Port of Antwerp-Bruges launched the ‘D-Hive drone-in-a-box’ network to enhance security in the port area.

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