Container Release requests can be received via Flowfox in a structured way and answered automatically. Additional data points such as drop-off depot and drop-off date can be collected.
Flowfox automatically checks the B/L status, the authorization of the requesting party and the payment status.
Forwarders can send Container Release requests directly through their TMS or through the Flowfox web interface and receive the release status in real time.
faster container releases
Advantages of the Flowfox Container Release
Manual effort is reduced by 90 %.
Manual errors will be reduced due to our automated processes.
Unnecessary claims due to late release are avoided.
The digital and automated release process enables additional revenue streams by opening up a new point of sale.
Containers can be released in real time. Key customers can get an API access, whereby the releases are transmitted directly into the customers’ TMS. Full transparency helps to avoid dead freight.
Sensitive information such as PINs are stored in a highly secured database so that neither ocean carrier employees nor Flowfox employees can access them. This way, we ensure that blackmail of ocean carrier employees is no longer possible and PINs are only transmitted via the encrypted Flowfox system.
Secure PIN Release
We create PINs, store them in an extra strong protected database and communicate the PINs together with the release to importers and terminals. Neither Flowfox nor the shipping company’s employees can read these PINs.
This way we make PIN handling significantly more secure and prevent blackmailing of ocean carrier employees.
Container Flow Optimization
Within the container release it is possible for us to query additional data points in a structured way for the Ocean Carrier. Here the focus is on the when and where: We can collect the drop-off depot and drop-off date to reduce empty container repositioning. It is also possible to record the gate-out date and the next mode of transport in order to reduce container moves in the terminal.
PIN Free Release Integration
We support any form of innovation to make container release more secure. Thus, our system is compatible to integrate with common PIN-free terminal release solutions, such as our partner t-mining, Nxtport or ROboB by Dakosy.