Valenciaport has teamed up with COSCO Shipping Lines Spain S.A. in a project to provide container seals to carriers before going to the exporters’ facilities.
This initiative will see container seals delivered through a dispensing machine and aims to speed up the container export process by giving the seals to the drivers in the port area.
The new system avoids having to go to the administrative offices of the shipping agents, who represent the shipping lines, where the seals are usually provided and are usually located can be several kilometres away from the collection point of the empty containers in question.
To meet the requirements of control, information processing, traceability and security required by the agents involved in the process, the use of a mechanical device was proposed. This device, when connected to ValenciaportPCS, would allow for the automated dispatch of seals.
A seal dispensing machine has already been installed in the land transport service area located at the south exit of Valenciaport. This prototype, currently in the testing phase, provides COSCO’s seals to authorised transport companies after they enter the corresponding ValenciaportPCS transport order locator.
“The development of this initiative to provide seals in an automated way reduces economic costs and the time spent in this process. Likewise, it also has its advantages from an environmental point of view by avoiding the generation of emissions derived from travelling to the offices where the seals were delivered,” said Valenciaport in a statement.
In other recent news, Valenciaport also received a visit from representatives from the Republic of Panama.
Announced in January 2022, the Consul of Panama visited the facilities of the port, expressing interest in its sustainability and innovation projects.