Tu­ti­corin Port goes dig­i­tal

Tu­ti­cor­inCFS As­so­ci­a­tion (TCFSA) and Kale Lo­gis­tics sign MoU to cre­ate a Con­tainer Dig­i­tal Ex­change (CODEX) for con­nect­ing all in the value chain.

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To au­to­mate the con­tainer move­ment at Tu­ti­corin Port and re­duce the con­tainer dwell times con­sid­er­ably, TCFSA and Kale Lo­gis­tics are go­ing to pro­vide a dig­i­tal com­mu­nity plat­form. The CODEX plat­form will elec­tron­i­cally con­nect CFS/ICDs, Trans­porters, Port author­ity, Cus­toms, Port termi- nal Op­er­a­tors and Se­cu­rity forces (Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity ForceCISF) to fa­cil­i­tate com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in­for­ma­tion ex­change, con­nec­tiv­ity and elec­tronic pro­cess­ing of key busi­ness trans­ac­tions/oper­a­tions.

Hail­ing this as a pi­o­neer­ing ini­tia­tive and fol­low­ing the Prime Min­is­ter's ini­tia­tive of ‘Dig­i­tal In­dia’, S Anan­tha Chan­dra Bose, Chair­man, V.O.Chi­dam­abara­nar (Tu­ti­corin) Port Trust said, “We have re­cently ex­panded the Port Gates and are in­tro­duc­ing Toll Gate to en­able seam­less ac­cess to the port.”

Com­ment­ing on the plat­form, David Raja, Pres­i­dent, TCFSA added, “As Kale Lo­gis­tics has done work on air­port cargo han­dling side for Mum­bai air­port and at port CFS/ICDs in In­dia and abroad, they understand our ex­tended lo­gis­tics value chain.

With the CODEX plat­form, we look for­ward to bet­ter man­age mul­ti­ple doc­u­ment ex­change be­tween our mem­bers and trade part­ners, stream­line the pro­cesses in­volved in con­tainer move­ment, track queue is­sue at port and re­duce over­all dwell time.”

“We cre­ated In­dia’s first Cargo Com­mu­nity Plat­form UP­LIFT back in 2011. Hence, it gives us con­fi­dence to once again de­liver In­dia’s first Con­tainer Dig­i­tal Ex­change for the port user com­mu­nity,” said Vi­neet Malhotra, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent, Kale Lo­gis­tics So­lu­tions.

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