Customs has recently implemented the Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) on
Nepal-bound containers via Visakha Container Terminal (VCT). Under this modality,
import containers bound for Nepal will be affixed with an ECTS seal as against
the conventional One Time Bottle (OTB) seal which is fixed now.
procedure is very much simplified as against the long processes of
documentation which is currently followed, that results in the delay of moving
the containers from the terminal.
With this new
process, Container Trans-shipment Approval Order will be generated in the ICES
system similar to the Trans-shipment Permits issued to other ICDs making it a
rake to ICD Birgunj, Nepal with containers fixed having ECTS was flagged-off in
the early hours on 28th August 2018 in the terminal jointly by Dr. D.K.
Srinivas (Commissioner of Customs), Mr. Mukul Saran Mathur (Divisional Railway
Manager) and Mr. Haranadh (Deputy Chairman, VPT).