What is Certified pick up?

To pick up a container at a terminal in the port, a unique PIN code used to be necessary. There is considerable time between the shipping company being informed of the PIN code and the driver actually entering this PIN code on the terminal. The PIN code is passed between different parties, which increases the risk of misuse.

Certified Pick up is a neutral, central data platform that connects all actors involved in the container import process. To make this process safer and more efficient, a new container release process called 'Certified Pick up' entered into force on 1 January 2021.


The Certified Pick up platform receives and processes container information. Based on this, it generates an authorised pick-up based on identity, which the final carrier uses to pick up the container. This authorised pick-up is not created until the final carrier is known.

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