Indian Port Association (IPA)
the apex body for Major Ports in India, under Ministry of Shipping, Government
of India conducted a workshop to give Demonstration and Hands on experience to
the Port users on Electronic Delivery Order (e-Do) module and Gate Module of
Port Community System (PCS) at Chennai Port Trust on 06.12.2017 and 07.12.2017
The Chairman, Chennai Port,
Shri.P.Raveendran, IRTS inaugurated the
work shop in the presence of Shri.A.Janardhana Rao, Managing Director, Indian
Ports Association (IPA). Shri.
B.Krishnamoorthy, Executive Director, IPA along with the PCS team from Indian
Port Association, New Delhi conducted the workshop with about 120 participants.The participants raised
many queries and the same has been explained in detail by the Port Community
System team of IPA. The industry participants appreciated the efforts taken by
the IPA and Chennai Port for arranging a workshop for clarifying various
processes in implementing the eDo and
Electronic Delivery order (e-DO) module of PCS, the Shipping Line issues the
delivery order after filing of IGM at ICEGATE to the custodian to release the
cargo/container. As and when there is a submission of e-DO at PCS, it is
electronically transmitted (XML/Txt) to the custodian which is getting uploaded
into Custodianís internal system.
As far as the gate module is concerned, Port declares in advance when
cargo lands in the Port to stakeholders. During unloading, trucks are given a
slot for entry & exit from Port to reduce congestion. Physical resources at
the Port gate for checking & other activities will be minimized. As Ports
& Terminals publish Gate Opening as well as Delivery Schedule, Trade can
plan their movement of Trucks reducing congestion at Gates.
Community System (PCS) is intended to integrate the electronic flow of EXIM
trade related document/information and function as the centralized hub for the
ports of India and other stakeholders like Shipping Lines/Agents, Surveyors,
Stevedores, Banks, Container Freight Stations, Customs House agents, Importers,
Exporters, Railways/CONCOR, Government regulatory agencies, etc. for exchanging
electronic messages in secure manner and to move towards a paperless regime and
digital India. The holistic objective of
the system is to reduce the Number of documents required for Export / Import,
reduce the Time taken in the process of Export / Import which leads to reduction
of Cost of export and import.
Port officials, Terminal Operators, CFS, ICD,
Customs Brokers, Steamer Agents, Transporters & other Stakeholders of
Chennai Port, Kamarajar Port Limited (Ennore) and V.O.Chidambaranar Port
(Tuticorin) actively participated in the workshop.