Rémon Kerkhof, Lehnkering: ‘We are the control tower for the customer’. Lehnkering is one of ’s leading logistic service providers for the chemical and steel sectors. The company started using the ECS services of Portbase for a large German chemical manufacturer at the beginning of 2012. Manager Import - Export Rémon Kerkhof: "If any problem arises in the port, we can now take immediate action." More
Koos Rodenberg, APL Logistics: ‘Informing our clients better and faster’
At the end of April, APL Logistics was the first forwarder to connect up to Portbase’s ECS services via EDI. ‘The big advantage is that we can now follow online what happens to the cargo after our export declaration has been submitted,’ says Koos Rodenberg. More
Gerard van Heugten en Ben Engelen, Rockwool: ''Strengthens grip on export cargo''
"With this we can see for ourselves exactly what's happening to our containers in the port. That's extremely useful. And should the discharge of the Customs export declaration be lacking, then the data in ECS services offer an alternative form of proof that the container has left port. That rules out difficult questions from the Customs Authorities after the fact." More
Marcel Hoek, Steder Groep B.V.: ‘Allows you to be right on top of things’
‘Since 1 July 2009, it has been compulsory to submit your export declarations electronically in every country in the EU. Then a system like the ECS services from Portbase is a godsend. You get your confirmation of exit in no time. More
Jan Molenaar, terminal operator at ECT: ‘Although the Export Control System is an extra Customs obligation, it does also offer advantages to all parties’.
Rien Collé, shortsea shipping company Eucon: ‘A single uniform procedure has advantages for everyone. The ECS services are a new feature in Rotterdam and are of interest to all exporters throughout Europe.
Marco Lagendijk and Patrick Bal, software supplier Fiton: ‘The ECS services are incredibly useful for exporters and forwarders. They just have to provide a few items of information to comply to the new Customs obligations’.
Ger Doff, Portbase: “During the paper export period, Customs had a sledgehammer for breaking a walnut. Thanks to automatisation, Customs will be able to uncover the weak spots in the business world and impose retrospective VAT charges.”