MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is the first shipping company in the world to launch ID-based container pick-up, following a successful test phase with Van Moer Logistics and MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in 2022. This technology allows MSC containers to be released for transport using ID and biometric data, rather than a PIN code, improving security across the supply chain.
ID-based container pick-up
The ID-based pick-up process is part of the ongoing rollout of Secure Container Release (SCR) at MPET, which allows MSC containers to be collected at the terminal by scanning the haulier’s Alfapass, biometric data and specific Truck Appointment Reference (TAR) code at the In-Gate, instead of using a PIN code. This combined approach makes the pick-up process more secure and efficient.
Technology experts T-Mining invested more than five years developing and testing the underlying blockchain technology, used by SCR, which MSC has successfully tested with partners Van Moer Logistics and MPET.
MSC was one of the first carriers to pilot T-Mining's SCR technology almost three years ago. The project is now entering the final phase of its rollout, the objective of which is to enable a 100% PIN-code-free, secure process for container release. MSC and MPET are currently the only companies to have reached this final stage, which will improve security across the supply chain.
Preparing for SCRFrom 1 June 2023, taking out a container at MPET will no longer be possible with a PIN code. It will therefore be necessary for everyone involved in the supply chain to prepare accordingly and make it possible to transfer the release of a container via SCR.