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Port of Rotterdam tests container handling with app

The port of Rotterdam will start testing container handling with a new app. The application uses blockchain technology and replaces the current PIN code with a less fraud-sensitive digital signal. It should make container handling in the port safer and faster.

Millions of containers are unloaded in the port of Rotterdam every year and collecting those containers in the port is a complicated process. In the current system, a PIN code is used to inform the terminal that a driver may collect a container. This requires a lot of human intervention and every mistake leads to a loss of time.

According to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the app is very secure, comparable to banking applications. CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, ONE-Line, Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, Rotterdam Fruit Wharf, Milestone Fresh, VTO, Portmade and application developer T-Mining are participating in this three-month pilot project.

Source: ANP

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.