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.
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.