Port Wings News Network:
Integrated Container Tracking (ICT) system commenced at APM Terminals Pipavav at an event on 9 November 2020.
NICDC Logistics Data Services (NLDS) has completed vital infrastructure at APM Terminals Pipavav to commence the near real time visibility of the container movement across the supply chain. This is under the Logistics Data Bank [LDB] Project developed by NICDC Logistics Data Services (NLDS) which will help in tracking the container from port to Container Freight Stations (CFSs), Inland Container Depots (ICDs) and end users. This would help in enhancing the visibility and efficiency of the container movement thereby improving the competitiveness of the Exim trade.
LDB was developed to address the critical issue of tracking movement of containers across various ports and provide insights to trade. It integrates the information available with various agencies across the supply chain to provide detailed real time information within a single window. With this expansion 100% of India’s container volume will be covered under LDB project. Currently around 28 million EXIM containers pan India have received services.
Mr. Jakob Friis Sørensen, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “We are delighted to announce the commencement of the Integrated Container Tracking system at our port. It’s an honour to become a part of this nation-wide project of NICDC that will streamline container movement across logistics value chain and identify inefficiencies and bottlenecks to develop strategies to ensure the development of the sector.”
“The visibility of containers throughout the entire supply chain provides multiple benefits to trade, including transparency, integration, lesser paperwork and improved planning for arrival, unloading and final delivery,” Mr. Sørensen said.
A separate Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been formed by the Govt. of India between NICDC and NEC Corporation, Japan namely “NICDC Logistics Data Services Limited” (NLDSL) to execute LDB across entire logistics value chain. LDB is now functional at 17 ports, 26 port terminals, 142 CFSs-ICDs and 58 toll plazas, 21 empty Yards, 43 Port Gates/parking plazas & 4 ICPs across India.