Jawaharlal Nehru Port has become the first port in India to implement logistics data tagging of containers. The logistics data bank tagging of containers, a first of its kind facility, will help importers and exporters track their goods in transit.
An RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Tag) tag would be attached to each container which would be tracked through RIFD readers installed at different locations. It will integrate the information available with various agencies across the supply chain to provide detailed real time information within a single window.
The government claims that this is an important ‘ease of doing business’ initiative focused towards document, time and cost reduction for the benefit of trade.
“This 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,” claims the Ministry of Shipping.
According to the Ministry of Shipping, “this would provide visibility and transparency of EXIM container movement by covering the entire movement through rail or road till the Inland Container Depot and Container Freight Station.” This 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.