Release notes

We would like to keep you informed about developments in our services. These release notes provide you with information about new features, changes and developments in our services.

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19 September 2023 | Notification of Arrival ECS Cargo

On Monday 25th of September 2023, Portbase will start using the new AES arrival declaration message/Trader at Exit notification. In the service “Notification of Arrival ECS cargo” you will not notice any difference. Important information: the arrival should always be reported even if the office of Export and Exit are the same. Also, arrival should […]

28 August 2023 | Hinterland Container Notification Barge

As from now on, ECT and Euromax support pre-notifying empty containers under a booking number. It is possible to add the missing container numbers to a closed unloading/loading list until the start of operation of the barge at ECT/Euromax. This is particularly useful for barge operators that load empty containers at another terminal or depot, […]

20 July 2023 | Notification Local Clearance

You are receiving this mailing as a user of the Notification Local Clearance service. In the coming period, Portbase will add two new document types to the Notification Import Documentation (NID) service. This is a result of updates to the Entry in Administration through the Customs Declaration Management System (DMS). If you pre-notify documents to […]

18 July 2023 | Cargo Declaration Export Bulk

In the coming months, Portbase will be rebuilding the services Notification of Arrival ECS Cargo and Cargo Declaration Export Bulk. At Portbase, we are committed to ensuring that our services are aligned with the needs of our community – which is why we conducted a user survey last June in order to understand what users […]

13 July 2023 | Hinterland Container Notification Road

Based on customer feedback, you as a haulier have indicated that it is important for you to receive better information and assistance in case of breakdowns. This prompted Portbase to scrutinise and tighten the roadmap of the back-up procedure of Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Road. What is Road Back-up? Road Back-up is a service, separate […]

3 July 2023 | Notification of Arrival Export Containers

The process of Exiting from the EU is changing with the introduction of the AES (Automated Export System). This system replaces the current ECS (Export Control System). This is a consequence of the introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC) in 2016. To comply with AES requirements, EU member states are obligated to implement the […]

8 June 2023 | Hinterland Container Notification Road

You have indicated that the web screens of the Notification Container Hinterland (HCN) Road service are in need of improvement, and so they are on the upswing. Portbase is working hard to improve its services to make the work of planners and users easier. The new web screens are now being tested extensively by 50 […]

6 April 2023 | Veterinary Inspection Process

Over the past months, Portbase has been working on an upgrade of the service Veterinary Inspection Process (VIP). Together with pilot participants, procedural features were operationally tested and a new version was developed. The design has been adapted for all users to the latest standards, with an eye on security and optimisation. User-friendliness is key. […]

17 March 2023 | Notification Import Documentation

As per March 27 (monday), Notification Import Documentation will get a new look and feel. Many of you will recognize the new look, as it is similar to the Cargo Controller. By updating NID it will be easier to switch between the two services. The features of NID remain exactly the same. New overview screen […]