Port Wings News Network:
APSEZ Mundra has announced the inauguration of e-Form-6 on 15 November 2017.The system was inaugurated by Chief Guest Sanjay Agarwal, Commissioner of Customs, Mundra. The occasion was also graced by Mr GP Mina and Mr B.K. Singh, Additional Commissioner of Customs, Mr Ennarasu Karunesan CEO Mundra & Tuna Port, Mr Avinash Rai, COO Mundra Port, Mr Mukesh Saxena COO SEZ, senior leadership of APSEZ Mundra Port and representatives from stakeholders including shipping lines and surveyors.
The e-form-6 system will facilitate paperless transaction connecting all stack-holders on a single application and containers can be moved from any place to anywhere across the globe using this platform.Earlier, the entire process was being done manually, with papers moving from one table to another, which resulted in delay of dispatch of export / import units.
Other benefits include reduction in two-wheeler movement thereby improving safety, reduction in truck turnaround time saving truck idle hours and enable ease of doing business by improving visibility to the cargo owners, transporters, CFS and shipping lines.
Mr Ennarasu Karunesan, CEO Mundra &Tuna Ports, spoke on the occasion stating this initiative is aligned to Digital India Program and also in sync with Adani Group Chairman’s vision to make Mundra port a “Smart Port” in the country.
With this facility, exporters, importers, custom-brokers, surveyors, shipping lines, transporters and freight-forwarders can henceforth benefit by simply entering data from any remote corner of India. He also explained how technology has helped to increase productivity, operational efficiency, and ease of doing business, which ultimately leads to better commerce.
Mr Sanjay Agarwal, while praising e-form-6 initiative, also appreciated APSEZ Mundra’s infrastructure and layout comparing it to a well-developed airport. He also pointed out that in-spite of large and continuously increasing volume; vehicular queue at Mundra port is negligible.
This is one of the most brilliant initiatives undertaken by the IT team at Mundra, who have left no stone unturned to make this project a success and for others to emulate. More such initiatives in automation of various manual processes are also being undertaken here which, in future, shall help in speeding up the processes at ports.