The use of
Vessel Call Number (VCN) and Import General Manifest (IGM) link facility at
Port Community System (PCS) has been categorically made mandatory by Cochin
Port Trust, according to a release on 29thAugust.
e-DO by shipping lines through PCS is one of the initiatives taken by Ministry
of Shipping for Ease of Doing Business. Necessary provision has already been
made for issuance of e-DO through PCS.
IGM message from ICEGATE is very critical for issuance of e-DO by shipping
lines without which, shipping lines would not be able to issue the same. There
is already a provision to link the IGM no with VCN in PCS.
In order to
facilitate issuance of e-DO, all Vessel Operating agents are requested to
mandatorily use the VCN &IGM link facility at PCS after it is approved in
ICEGATE. The above order takes effect from 1st Sept 2017.