Optimize the physical flow and reduce their CO2 impact
In this integrated solution, PSA takes care of all terminal handling operations for Metsä in Zeebrugge and manages the barge transport between Zeebrugge and Antwerp. From Antwerp, one of the largest ports in North Europe with 110 services to 125 countries, Metsä can connect to the world, thereby enhancing their customer reach.
Further, by shifting the hinterland transport mode for Metsä’s cargo flow from truck to barge, PSA Cargo Solutions has helped Metsä achieve 408 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduction per year.
Underpinned by a digital solution to enable automation and data reuse for supply chain efficiency
Beyond just a physical logistics solution, PSA Cargo Solutions utilized the CALISTA platform to enable Metsä to:
Automate their regulatory compliance documentation
The flow starts when PSA Cargo Solutions receives information from Metsä for the discharge of their papers reels from the breakbulk vessels and the subsequent stuffing into containers in Zeebrugge. After confirmation of the stuffing, CALISTA reuses the data from the logistics instruction to trigger a full automatic export declaration to the Belgian customs authorities. The CALISTA Compliance dashboard provides Metsä with full visibility of the acceptance of this export declaration and returns a customs cleared status, backed by a Movement Reference Number (MRN), in Metsä’s ERP system.
Provide timely and automated VGM declarations to the carriers
After stuffing, the captured metadata is used to automatically calculate the weight of the export containers. Thereafter, CALISTA provides the VGM of each container to the respective shipping line. The weight is instantly shared with the deepsea carriers and Metsä immediately receives a VGM acceptance notification.