Singapore-based PSA International operated and managed Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) has launched a digital online payments solution for Direct Port Delivery (DPD) customers.
A first for the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva, the online payments product is jointly developed by BMCT and ODeX. BMCT’s DPD customers will now be able to process their documentation and pay terminal handling charges on the ODeX platform, starting September 15, 2020.
The OdeX portal provides real-time status updates, documentation uploading/amendment, e-payment and confirmation for delivery. With no requirement to maintain advance deposits, it also improves cash flow for the DPD customers.
Termed ‘CLICK → PAY ONLINE → TAKE DELIVERY OF DPD CONTAINERS’, the solution allows BMCT’s growing number of DPD customers to conduct documentation, payment and delivery process online via a one-stop portal.
“A rapid and seamless flow of information between terminal and users is as important as the physical flow of containers through the terminal. This product gives our DPD customers a fast, efficient and secure payment and documentation system to take delivery of their goods as soon as possible. With ODeX’s extensive user base, it is well positioned for widespread adoption,” Managing Director of PSA Mumbai (BMCT) Sivakumar K said.
“It is a great milestone for ODeX to Go-Live with our ePayments solutions. Customers can now pay through a single click on ODeX – and the payment is confirmed in real-time to PSA Mumbai,” Managing Director of ODeX, Liji Nowal said.
“I must congratulate the PSA team for ensuring that we have gone live very quickly with this solution, and becoming the very first terminal to offer seamless ePayment solutions on ODeX to customers. We are now ‘live’ for DPD delivery payments – and soon hope to extend this facility to more customers,” Nowal added.