Release of containers at Port of Antwerp to be digitalized


Port of Antwerp is taking the next step in the development of a digitally secured port. “Certified Pick up” a digital, secure, and integrated solution for the release of containers, will start from Jan. 1, 2021 and will replace the current system of PIN codes. This new

way of working will guarantee a

secure, transparent, and

optimized release process for incoming containers, which will then leave the port by rail, barge or truck. To pick up a container

at a terminal in the port, a unique PIN code is needed

PayCargo, Nexshore unveil new payment capability

PayCargo and Nexshore have developed the first integrated payment solution for the ONE Record initiative, which they demonstrated at the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s ONE Record Hackathon. The solution allows users

to make and take payments online using different payment options and benefit from other features such as account reports and refund assistance as part of the ONE Record single solution initiative. “One of the objectives

of ONE Record is to create opportunities for new value- added services as part of the

much-needed push for the industry to fully digitize,” said Lionel van der Walt, President and CEO of The Americas for PayCargo. “Our payment system delivers just that, adding an important link to the digital chain, which will bring cost savings and expedite cargo release, keeping freight moving.” ONE Record is a standard

for data sharing and creates a single record view of an air cargo shipment. The standard is based

on mature data sharing technologies that are aligned with the best practices used by leading airlines, making it

nowadays. The time between providing the PIN code to the shipping company and the driver entering this code at the terminal is considerable. Moreover, the PIN code is seen by various parties which increases the risk of abuse. To make this process

directly accessible to IT teams and service providers such as PayCargo and Nexshore. “Given our long-standing

background in logistics and fintech, Nexshore recognized that ONE Record did not have to be limited to a platform for just air cargo operations,” said Pramod Rao, CEO at Nexshore. “One of the innovations we wanted to bring to the market was to unlock the initiative’s potential to support modern payment

systems. The air

cargo industry will benefit from working effectively within all processes, from quote-and-book and making payments, trace,

to settling track claims

and and

duty payments to Customs. PayCargo was a natural choice of partner to help deliver a single system with integrated payments for ONE Record users.”

North Sea Container Line Selects Globe Tracker for Smart Reefer Container Monitoring

The solution includes the

latest in IoT technology that enables tracking of position, temperature, shock, reefer controller parameters and alarms to increase visibility and temperature compliance for North Sea Container (NCL) and their fresh salmon customers across the supply chain. “Globe Tracker gives NCL the opportunity to offer our

customers full transparency and extra security of their high valued goods. Also, showing the market that sea transport is as reliable as any other logistical solution,” says Bente Hetland, CEO NCL. Globe Tracker specializes

supply chain tracking, monitoring and cutting-edge sensor technology providing true end-to-end supply chain visibility.

“Our ability

to combine all the various logistics assets on one easy to use platform provides a highly intuitive logistics visibility platform,” notes Richard Jacobsen, Vice President Sales EMEA at Globe Tracker. North Sea Container

Line has already begun the installation of the IoT devices, visibility and security services to their customers is already underway.

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more secure and efficient, a new process for the release of containers, referred to as “Certified Pick up” (CPu), comes into force on Jan. 1, 2021. CPu is a neutral, central data platform which connects all

stakeholders involved in

the container import process. The CPu platform receives

and processes container information to generate an encrypted digital key, with which the eventual carrier can pick up the container. This digital key is only created when the final carrier is known. The time between the creation of the digital key and the collection of the container is therefore minimal. It will also be possible to

trace which parties were involved in the collection of

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the container. This allows the competent authorities such as customs and police to access the data exchanged and generated in Certified Pick up within the boundaries of their legal powers. In

the longer term, CPu

should allow the digital key to be completely eliminated. An identity-based security process with fingerprints or eye scans might be developed. CPu has operational

benefits for all logistics partners in the port chain. It simplifies administrative processes, allows employees to work more securely and reduces the turnaround time of import containers in the port. Customs and the police will also be able to operate more efficiently and effectively thanks to CPu. “A collective approach is

the only way forward to meet the security challenges,” said Bernard Moyson, Chairman of Alfaport-Voka. “The fact


that we have reached a constructive compromise on this initiative proves once again the strength and resilience of the port community in Antwerp.” The Port Authority and

the port community have an open and constructive dialogue with all involved logistics parties, such as shipping companies, shipping agents, terminals, shippers, freight forwarders, logistics operators, truck companies and inland navigation and rail operators. Together, they will look into how to further shape CPu and implement it in phases. “This is a story of co-creation

with the aim of marketing the port of Antwerp even better as a high-performance digital port,” said. Port of Antwerp CEO Jacques Vandermeiren. “We

set up a port-wide

consultation structure, which monitors the project and adjusts it if necessary.”

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