Chennai Customs: Tracking UCC
With a view to reducing inordinate delay in paper work and also to decongest CFS from unproductive cargo pile ups, Chennai Customs Zone got a new software to track unclaimed/uncleared cargo lying idle at various warehouses.
Vanaja N Sarna, IRS, Member (P&V), Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), launched the software to monitor unclaimed cargo, being developed by the National Association of Container Freight Stations (NACFS) Chennai Chapter, in the presence of S Ramesh, IRS, Chief Commissioner of Customs (Chennai Zone), P K Das, IRS, Customs Preventive, Trichy, and M S Arun, Chairman (Chennai Chapter), NACFS, at a function held on the premises of Chennai Customs.
The online tracking and monitoring software for unclaimed/ uncleared cargo (UCC), which has been launched on a trial basis in Chennai Customs Zone, is expected to reduce congestion in ports, CFS and ICD by speedy disposal of UCC. Besides, the online system is expected to identify
The online tracking software for unclaimed/ uncleared cargo is expected to reduce congestion
in port/CFS/ICD by speedy disposal of UCC
and dispose of perishable cargo on priority.
Ramesh said, “UCC has become a pressing problem and the time has come to find out a longlasting solution.” He congratulated the NACFS Chennai Chapter team for coming out with an online software for UCC and expressed hope that it would mitigate the problem to a certain extent.”
Arun said, “Online product has been designed in such a way that it could facilitate the whole process without the support of any paper work. The role of CFS ends literally after entering all the details needed about the UCC and the customs officials dealing with the subject could grasp the information in almost a real-time manner.
The new software could come handy in disposing off UCC issues in shortest possible time and also help the CFS to keep their areas free of UCC.”
Sarna congratulated the Chennai Customs Zone for being a pioneer in such online software and announced that she will try to introduce the online systemy in other parts of the country.