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Driver Certification Programme (DCP)

The Port of Felixstowe has introduced a mandatory Driver Certification Programme (DCP) which must be passed by all RHIDES card holders requiring access to the container terminals. This has been introduced to improve safety for all port users. Drivers need to answer questions based on the Haulier Information videos which along with the test itself can be accessed via the VBS website [].

The specific videos to have watched are:
  • 01 – Haulier Induction – Essential Safety Information

  • 02 – Haulier Induction – Containers

  • 03 – Haulier Induction – Remote Yard Cranes

And the key dates that you need to be aware of are:
  • Monday 18 October 2021: Test will go-live and drivers can start to complete it.

  • Monday 29 November 2021: From this date any drivers requiring new cards (including replacements) will have to take and pass the test before being issued with their RHIDES card

  • Tuesday 4 January 2022: Any existing RHIDES card holders who have not taken and passed the DCP test will be denied access to the Container Terminals. ** extended to 10 January 2022 at 1000 hours**

Port of Felixstowe In Gates

The Vehicle Booking System - or VBS – is a real-time appointment system used by hauliers wishing to deliver or collect containers at The Port of Felixstowe. The simple-to-use web-based system allows hauliers to select a time for their visit, enabling the Port to proactively manage customer demand, providing a faster turnaround.

In addition, each time the haulier creates a new booking, VBS checks and confirms that the customer’s details are correct, thereby greatly reducing wasted journeys and expense caused by incorrect information.

Registering for VBS is a simple process. Once registered, a haulier will be given their own unique account, where they can create and manage their haulier arrivals at the Port of Felixstowe on-line.

Hauliers can register for VBS by completing and returning these forms or start the VBS Application by clicking here.

Popular Functions
MyPort App
Keep up-to-date on the latest container status, anytime, anywhere. Stay Connected
Haulier Induction Film
Available in multiple langauages, showing how to safely deliver to or collect from the Port of Felixstowe.
Remote Control Operations
Information on the introduction of remote operated Yard Cranes.

Driver Certification Programme
Information relating to the introduction of the DCP, supporting information and link to test itself.
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Port of Felixstowe Vehicle Booking System v7.17.0.0. [Terminal Operating System: NGEN]