Certified Pick up
Ensures a safe, transparent and efficient release process for incoming containers and replaces the system that makes use of PIN codes. Applicable to all chain partners involved in the release process (shipping company/shipping agent, terminal, freight forwarder, transporter).
What does Certified Pick up involve?
Certified Pick up is a neutral, centralised data platform that guarantees a secure, transparent and efficient release process for incoming containers, which will then leave the port by rail, inland navigation or truck. This is done by capturing and enhancing container information – sourced from various parties – on the Certified Pick up platform in order to ensure a pick up based on identity.
This assigns the right container to the right transporter. Certified Pick up is a digital, safe and integrated solution for the release of containers, and replaces the current PIN code system.
What are the benefits?
Connecting to the Certified Pick up platform provides optimisation benefits for all logistics partners. Simplifies administrative processes, improves employee safety and security and reduces the turnaround time of import containers in the port of Antwerp.
How does it work?
You must register via C-point, the Port Community System of the Port Authority, and follow the required steps. You can consult the manual here. There are three ways to make a connection:
- Connection via the Certified Pick up API.
- Data entry via the web application.
- Shipping companies and terminals can use current EDI messages to supply information.
Other documentation concerning working with Certified Pick up can be found on the Nxtport website.
Using Certified Pick up is mandatory for all chain partners involved in the release process for containers in the port of Antwerp.
The legal framework is included in the Port Police Regulations. Port of Antwerp-Bruges/NxtPort has opted for a phased approach in order to guarantee the stable expansion of the system.
Container loading/unloading order (barge/rail transport)
Used to quickly and easily provide the terminal operator with all details of the loading or unloading order for a barge operator.
Container loading/unloading order (sea transport)
Used to send an order to a terminal operator for containers to be loaded into or unloaded from a seagoing ship, and to receive confirmation once it has been carried out, with effective information on the containers loaded/unloaded.
Used by the terminal operator to receive a PIN code for each container consignment that is unloaded and released, enabling the consignment to be collected by the carrier without loss of time.
Used to submit a declaration quickly and easily to the Customs authorities, for excise goods and goods arriving in or leaving the EU or remaining in transit, as PLDE, NCTS or EMCS.
Notification of arrival of import consignment (seagoing ship)
Used by the shipping company to inform the forwarder or consignee immediately of the ETA of import goods and the arrangements for their collection, so that they can make the necessary preparations.
Pre-notification of delivery and collection of containers on the terminal (road or rail transport)
Used by the carrier to inform the terminal operator whenever a truck is to be loaded or unloaded, so that the terminal operator immediately knows which handling operations are needed for which truck at which moment.