Van der Stelt Logistics is fully prepared for the Secure Chain with Portbase services


Van der Stelt Logistics, headquartered in Giessen, North Brabant, views the rollout of the Secure Chain as an opportunity to enhance data exchange among all stakeholders in the global supply chain.

‘We have been involved in the development and specification of the Secure Chain from the start in the pilot phase via Portbase,’’ states Gerrit de Joode of Van der Stelt Logistics.
In various working groups, we thrashed out a specification for workability in practice and fast and smart sharing of required data with all the parties involved.

Via the available API links they access various Portbase services within their TMS, including Hinterland Container Notification and Cargo Controller.

“Thanks to complete integration within the transport management system and by making use of the ‘web screens’ for exceptions, we are able to provide our customers with the latest container status more quickly and effectively. That’s also where our role as a logistics service provider lies within the ‘digital world’. The customer is able to focus on its own processes, while we take care of the complete logistics handling based on the latest container status.”

The company sees a lot of opportunities in terms of digital, particularly the further development of container status sharing, for example returning containers empty to an ‘empty depot’ within the Secure Chain. ‘’We also see ‘Port Alert’ as a direct complement to the Secure Chain, an active tool for drivers and planners to accurately deal with all the challenges involved in digitalization.”

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