The digital container tracking solution of DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS) has embarked on its journey for pan India expansion of its operations to some of the busiest ports in the country’s south-eastern corridor, signalling growing appetite of the Indian logistics sector to streamline its supply chain operations.
Logistics Data Bank (LDB), the single window tracking solution that has drastically improved operations in Indian container logistics, launched its services at the ports of Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam from 1st November 2018. The launch makes LDB’s ICT-based services operational across 7 ports of India at 14 Port Terminals.
“DLDS’ foray into South-eastern Ports is part of its plan to make its services available across all container port terminals of the country. This system has helped in improving efficiency among supply chain operations through advanced ICT technologies,” said Alkesh Sharma, CEO and Managing Director, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC). ‘The system will soon be operational in other major ports in the country’, he added.
LDB, which currently handles 70 per cent of India’s container volume, began its operations in the western corridor, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), and extended its container tracking services to Hazira and Mundra ports of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ). The extension of LDB’s services to India’s southern corridor follows a milestone of 10 million EXIM containers tracked by its single window interface.
The pan-India extension of LDB’s services, which is the product of a unique Indo-Japanese technology partnership, coincides with India’s significantly better performance in the World Bank’s latest ‘Doing Business 2019’ report covering 190 countries. Ranked at the 77th position (from its 100th slot in 2017), the country’s performance was assessed across 10 indicators, focusing on policy measures related to business regulations and its enforcement.
According to the report, India has recorded a dramatic improvement in the “Trading Across Borders” indicator, which jumped from 146th position (in 2017) to 80th rank in the latest report. The indicator measures the time and cost for documentary and border compliance as well as domestic transport within the process of exporting or importing shipment of goods.
DLDS’s integration of Container Tracking operations from Mundra Port to Tughlakabad Inland Container Depot in Delhi has been one of the major criteria in assessing transport time between Delhi and Mundra Port under Ease of Doing Business. Widely known as a game-changing technology for the Indian logistics sector, LDB’s container tracking solution has turned out to be a boon for businesses in India, reducing the port dwell time and the overall transportation time for export and import shipments.
“The findings of the World Bank’s ease of doing business report are a shot in the arm for the Indian logistics sector, which has been plagued by a slew of challenges. Our work at LDB is a significant step in that direction, establishing a seamless flow of goods from one destination to other and reducing bottlenecks across the supply main,” said Piyush Sinha, CEO, DLDS.
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