05 May 2016

Business Standard

Freight Containers

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) and NEC Corporation, Japan are jointly working on the project namely Logistics Data Bank project to bring efficiency in the current Logistics and supply chain environment through use of information technology that would be helpful for tracking and viewing the movement of containers across the port to the ICD and end users. 

DMICDC will provide RFID tag on each container and the same will be tracked through different RFID readers which will be installed at different locations. The logistic data bank service will provide the visibility and transparency of the EXIM container movement starting from the Port and covering the entire movement through rail or road till the ICDs and CFSs. This project will help in reducing overall lead time of the container movement across the western corridor and lower the transaction cost incurred by the shippers and consignees as a result of predictability and optimization achieved through Logistics Data Bank (LDB) services. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has entered into an agreement with DMICDC logistics Data Service Ltd. The Logistic Data Bank project will cover all the four existing terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port namely Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd (GTIPL) and any other new terminal that will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.