Portbase adds track & trace from Boxinsider

The Port of Rotterdam reports that it is adding a track & trace service from Boxinsider to the Portbase neutral data sharing platform used by the Dutch ports community.

The Boxinsider service will become part of an improved range of import services for cargo offered at the port, and will be integrated into the existing Portbase infrastructure under the name Cargo Tracker.

Portbase is used to manage the digital infrastructure of the Dutch ports, providing services to all the parties involved in the port and the onward logistics chain. The Port of Rotterdam and Portbase currently have separate services supporting track & trace, but these will now be combined to create a more complete service.

The new Cargo Tracker will undergo a pilot launch in the spring of 2020, where customers who register to take part will be able to use the service free of charge ahead of the official launch, which is expected to take place before the summer.

Portbase is currently also working on the further development of its existing service, Cargo Information 2.0, with an upgraded version now called Cargo Controller. This new version allows users to keep track of cargo information and make interventions where required by performing follow-up actions and assigning their own cargo to partners.

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