Second phase of Certified Pick up roll-out starts on 22 January 

Second phase of Certified Pick up roll-out starts on 22 January 

The first phase of the Certified Pick up (CPu) roll-out started on 15 January. As of that day, 60% of the daily container volumes were picked up successfully via the new digital platform. After consulting the port community, we decided to continue to rollout CPu gradually, as of Monday 22 January. 

To ensure that the rollout goes as smooth as possible, all stakeholders are consulted daily. Thanks to efforts of the entire port community, we are ready as planned to scale up the use of CPu starting next Monday.  

On 22 January we will add extra volume to the CPu system, please check the table below to see which terminal / agent combinations go live in the coming weeks. Not listed companies and companies behind the locks will follow later.

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We will continue with the progressive rollout in the coming weeks. Please check the CPu website for the latest status: News | Certified Pick up

We cannot stress enough the importance of registering as soon as possible and to follow the steps in CPu. Next phases in the roll-out of CPu for deep-sea terminals will be carried out in quick succession. After that, the terminals behind the locks will follow.   

Annick De Ridder, Vice-Mayor of the City of Antwerp and President of the Board of Directors of Port of Antwerp-Bruges: “Together with the port community, we take our responsibility to make the release and collection of containers safer, more transparent and more efficient. I would like to thank all parties involved; it is thanks to them that the roll-out of Certified Pick up (CPu) is possible. The new data platform uses identity verification and Customs gives the green light to release a container. The system streamlines administrative procedures while providing a clear picture of the container's status at any point in the process. By using innovation and digitalisation, we combat the socially and economically disruptive forces of the drug underworld". 


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About Port of Antwerp-Bruges

With an overall throughput of 271 million tonnes per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. The port is a crucial link for the handling of containers, breakbulk and for the throughput of vehicles. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is home to 1,400 companies and accommodates the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. The port provides, directly and indirectly, a total of around 164,000 jobs and generates an added value of 21 billion euros.
The ambition for Port of Antwerp-Bruges is clear - to become the world's first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. As well as growing in a sustainable way, the Port also aims to focus on its unique position as a logistics, maritime and industrial centre and to take the lead in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy. Together with the port community, customers and other partners, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is actively seeking innovative solutions for a sustainable future. High on the agenda is its responsibility for the environment and the surrounding society. 

The port sites of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are operated by the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority, a limited liability company of public law with the City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges as its shareholders. The port employs 1,800 people. Vice-Mayor of Antwerp Annick De Ridder is President of the Board of Directors, the Mayor of Bruges Dirk De fauw is the Vice-President. Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the port’s day-to-day management.

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