JNPT Becomes First Indian Port in Logistics Data Tagging of Containers [ Current Affairs ]
Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) has become the first port in the country to implement logistics data tagging of containers. This port at Nhava Sheva in Raigad District of Maharashtra.
- The port implemented the logistics data bank tagging of containers,
- Its kind facility, which will help importers and exporters track their goods in transit through logistics data bank service.
- It focuses on document, time and cost reduction for the benefit of trade.
- The first of its kind system has been launched as part of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiatives implemented at JNPT Port.
- In this system an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Tag) tag would be attached to each container
- It will help to tracked through RIFD readers installed at different locations.
- RFID provide the visibility and transparency of the exporters/importers (EXIM) container movement.
- RFID cover the entire movement of containers through rail or road to the ICDs (Inland Container Depot) and CFSs (Container Freight Station).
- These services will add the information available with various agencies across the supply chain
- In order to provide detailed real time information within a single window.
- The first of its kind facility will help exporters/importers track their goods in transit through logistics data bank service.
- It will also help in reducing the overall lead time of the container movement across the western corridor and
- It will also help in reduce the transaction costs incurred by shippers and consignees.
About Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT):
- JNPT was commissioned on 26th May 1989
- Located at 18 degrees 56′ 43” N (latitude) & 72 degrees 56′ 24″ E (longitude)
- Land Area is 3000 + hectares
- Handles containers, liquid bulk & cement ships
- JNPT has three dedicated container terminals namely JNPCT, NSICT & GTIPL
- Handles about 56 % of total containers handled by all major ports in India
- ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007, ISO 27001: 2013 certified and ISPS compliant
- Jawaharlal Nehru Port is ISPS compliant since 2004
About Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
- The RFID uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects.
- It is one used for Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC).
- The RFID tags contain electronically stored information.
- The tag need not be within the line of sight (LoS) of the reader, so it can be easily rooted in the tracked object.
- Published on: July 5, 2016