JNPT Becomes First Indian Port in Logistics Data Tagging of Containers [ Current News (Concise) ]


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.
Image shows the containers

Image shows the containers

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  • 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/Last Modified on: July 5, 2016