PSA Antwerp has launched CALISTA PING+ which allows shippers and freight forwarders to receive detailed data on the status of their import containers on terminal. Users of CALISTA PING+ will not only receive information on the expected moment of discharge of their import containers but they will also be kept up-to-date in real-time on the actual unloading and the release statuses from shipping lines, customs and inspection authorities. This level of transparency provides shippers with a double win - saving of operational time when picking up their containers and significant simplification of the administrative follow-up associated with the import of containers.
The CALISTA PING+ service has been tested extensively and is already operational at PSA Antwerp's Europa and Noordzee terminals, where the exchange of information can be done via Excel uploads or through direct API integration. Interested parties can sign on to the service today and immediately benefit from the added transparency in the operation of their logistics chains. The level of information and data made available through this platform is a significant improvement over what is currently provided via the
Whilst CALISTA PING+ is already in production with its first satisfied users onboard, PSA Antwerp is actively engaged in discussions with NxtPort to align this service with the CPU initiative to further secure the container release process in the Port of Antwerp. One difference between CALISTA PING+ and CPU will be that CALISTA PING+ is also available to shippers who are not directly involved in the release process but have partners taking care of the release process for them.