The process of releasing containers digitally at the Antwerp Port, also known as Certified Pick up (CPu), is set to enter the next phase based on identity verification instead of using PIN codes. This process aims to ensure transparent, safe, and efficient handling, which applies to all containers unloaded from the seafaring.
The second phase of CPu will begin from July 1st; the MPET and PSA terminals will be used to verify identities via Alfapass and a finger scan. All the shipping companies have to allow a right to release for their customers for the CPu process through the NxtPort website by June.
Talking about the commencement, Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Antwerp Port, quoted,
“This next phase in the CPu process is an important next step in building a virtually secure port. This new way of working guarantees a rapid and optimized release process for incoming containers, which will then leave the port by rail, inland navigation, or truck. The fact this has been achieved in collaboration with the various partners in the port chain is further evidence of the strength and resilience of Antwerp’s port community.”
CPu was introduced at the beginning of 2021; it’s a combined effort to ensure that the containers are released safely and secured, making it more feasible. The process comprises a neutral, central data platform that will coordinate with stakeholders of the industry involved in importing the containers.