46 Cargo Controller

Enabled by Secure Chain

Own control over your cargo. With Cargo Controller you can import your cargo into the Dutch ports faster, easier and more transparently. You can quickly find your cargo, track it and take immediate actions towards customs and terminals. This way you have full control over your cargo and can collaborate optimally with verified partners in your logistics chain.

Sign up for the online live demo Portbase about Cargo Controller and the Secure Chain

You can always see the current status of your load via the cargo overview; When has your ship arrived, been unloaded and has an inspection and an import document been issued? For the safe handling of your cargo, you can nominate and/or authorize the next party in your logistics chain with Cargo Controller. Depending on your role and nomination in the process, you may or may not receive insight into which goods have been shipped. The timeline provides insight into the logistics process and all parties involved in your cargo.

Cargo Controller and the Secure Chain

With Cargo Controller we are transparent in the data of your cargo and certain information is only accessible to parties who are actually allowed to view this information, through nomination and authorization. In Cargo Controller you determine which partners are allowed to handle your cargo. In this way, the service is part of the Secure Chain, a renewed process for sharing data with each other safely and reliably in the Dutch ports. More information about the Secure Chain can be found here.


  • See, track and send all your import cargo
  • Insight from weeks before arrival to the exact moment your cargo leaves the terminal
  • Real-time ETA and ATA updates
  • Be informed about inspections, releases and other exceptions in your logistics process immediately
  • Just-in-time collection at a terminal, optimum scheduling of the delivery
  • All information about your import shipment, such as goods description, weight and packages
  • Simple and fast implementation of follow-up actions, such as successive customs procedures
  • Automatic alerts (vessel delay, cargo requiring attention)

For whom

Cargo Controller works for the container, trailer, general cargo and bulk sectors. As a forwarder, shipper, carrier or shipbroker, you can closely monitor the incoming cargo via Cargo Controller. From the service you can then immediately take the correct follow-up actions, such as initiating subsequent customs procedures or managing your chain. You actually get control over your cargo. Everyone can work faster, more efficiently and smarter.

Via web and API

Cargo Controller is available via the web and as an API. Via an API you can integrate Cargo Controller into your own software system according to your own wishes. The API specifications can be found on our developer portal.

Costs for participation

To participate in Cargo Controller, you pay a fixed monthly amount of €70,03 plus €0,38 per requested B/L. The connection costs for Cargo Controller are one-off €249.50 (excl. VAT).

Sign up for the online demo Portbase about Cargo Controller and the Secure Chain.

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After you complete the registration process, you can request a service. More information about the registration process can be read here


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For cargo type

  • Containers
  • Break bulk
  • Trailer