UCT has officially started participating in the Portbase Chain of Trust, a joint initiative by governments and company members for the physically and digitally safe collection of containers in the port of Rotterdam.
What is the Chain of Trust?
The chain of trust introduces a new process for the physically and digitally secure collection of containers. This means a shift in the working methods of all parties involved in the logistics chain, including us as a carrier. The traditional use of PIN codes is disappearing and instead we are working on a closed waiver and collection process with only authorized Shipping Lines, Shipbrokers, Shippers, Forwarders and Carriers.
First steps taken for safe import containers
Although some shipping companies have already started the new release process without a PIN code, the focus in the near future will be on import containers from South and Central America to Rotterdam. This means that our clients and we are currently already dealing with containers that are exempt via the Chain of Trust. This system will be further expanded to all import containers during 2024.
With the expansion of Portbase's Hinterland Container Notification (MCA) system, the processing of “Chain of Trust containers” becomes possible. As a valued client, you must nominate us (UCT) as a transport company via the system. This nomination gives us the exclusive right to pre-notify and collect the container. You can easily nominate us by using the EAN number previously shared by email. An essential aspect of this process is the linking of our charters to the pre-notification via their Cargocard number. This step creates a closed waiver and collection process, eliminating the use of PIN codes.
The integration into the Chain of Trust marks a crucial step for UCT in the pursuit of greater safety and reliability within our logistics processes.
For questions or more information, please contact The Chain of Trust – Portbase Support