Data bank tagging: Boosting business
Jawaharlal Nehru Port’s (JNPT) initiative of data bank tagging of containers is an important sign of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and has benefits such as documentation, time and cost reduction. CARGOTALK speaks to some winners of the India Cargo Awards 2015
JNPT has implemented the logistics data bank tagging of containers, first of its kind facility, to help importers/exporters track their goods in transit through logistics data bank service. A RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Tag) tag would be attached to each container which would be tracked through RIFD readers installed at different locations.
This initiative would provide the visibility and transparency of the EXIM container movement by covering the entire movement through rail or road till the ICDs (Inland Container Depot) and CFSs (Container Freight Station). As an initiative of ‘Ease of Doing’ business with JN Port, this facility has been provided to track the container by its number, to know whether the container is inside the container yard of JN Port. In case the container is lying inside the port, the actual location of the container will be provided.The facility introduced by DMICDC Logistics Data Services, a joint venture of the Delhi
A RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Tag) tag would be attached to each container which would be tracked through RIFD readers
Mumbai Industrial Corridor Trust and NEC Corporation of Japan, is expected to bring transparency in container movement and cut down logistic costs for trade and industry. This service will integrate the information with various agencies to provide detailed real time information within a single window and would help in reducing the overall lead time of the container movement across the western corridor and lower the transaction costs incurred by shippers and consignees.