Jawaharlal Nehru Port on 1 July 2016 became the first port in India to implement logistics data tagging of containers.
The implementation of the logistics data bank tagging of containers will help importers/exporters track their goods in transit through logistics data bank service.
Key highlights of the implementation
• A Radio Frequency Identification Tag (RFID) will be attached to each container. The containers will be tracked through RIFD readers installed at different locations.
• This will provide the Visibility and Transparency of the EXIM Container Movement by covering the entire movement through rail or road till the Inland Container Depots (ICDs) and Container Freight Stations (CFSs).
• The service will integrate the information available with various agencies across the supply chain to provide detailed real time information within a single window.
• This will 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.
About Jawaharlal Nehru Port
• Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India.
• It is located east of Mumbai in Maharashtra. It is situated on the Arabian Sea and is accessed via Thane Creek.
• The port is also known as Nhava Sheva.
• Its common name derives from the names of Nhava and Sheva villages that were situated there.
• The port is also the terminal of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor proposed by Indian Railways.
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When: 1 July 2016