Specifically, the system offers a transparency to shippers along with operational time savings when collecting their container and a significant simplification of their administrative follow-up of import files.
The platform informs shippers in real time about the actual unloading and whether or not exemptions have been obtained from shipping companies, customs and inspection authorities, according to PSA Antwerp.
The platform is already operational at the Europe and North Sea Terminals of PSA Antwerp. The exchange of information can take place via Excel uploads or through direct API integration.
Jan Van Mossevelde, MD PSA Antwerp, commented that
With this digital cargo solution we wish to meet the market demand for more transparency in the logistics chain. The platform, as it is launched today, is only a first step in this.