NICDC Logistics Data Services (NLDS) has announced the extension of its services to Nepal and Bangladesh after the consent of Land Port Authority of India to install the RFID readers at Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at India-Nepal and India-Bangladesh border.
With this expansion, exporters and importers from Nepal and Bangladesh can track the movement of their containers through Logistics Databank Portal www.ldb.co.in and a mobile application named ‘NICDC-LDB’. The following ICPs will come under the ambit of the expansion:
- Agartala-India-Bangladesh Border
- Petrapole-India-Bangladesh border
- Jogbani-India-Nepal border
- Raxaul-India-Nepal Border
With this coverage ICPs located at Agartala, Jogbani and Raxaul will help in road movement container tracking and Petrapole ICP will help in rail movement container tracking.
Extension of services in Nepal and Bangladesh marks a successful growth story for NLDS and is a first step towards utilising NLDS services for improving global logistics.
Speaking on the development, K Sanjay Murthy- IAS, CEO & MD, National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) and Chairman, NLDS said, “The new extension of services reiterates our vision and commitment of streamlining logistics across the country and the brand’s ambition to improve the EXIM trade, reduce the logistics cost and pave the way for India to become a logistics hub.”
Commenting on the occasion Ichiro Oshima, CEO, NLDS said, “Since its inception in Dec 2015, NLDS has played a vital role in enhancing the operations of Ports and Maritime Industry in India. While aiming at 100% container volume tracking in India, this expansion will certainly mark a great milestone in bringing efficiency in logistics and supply chain industry.”
Abhishek Chaudhary, VP- Corporate Affairs, NICDC and Director NLDS said, “NLDS expansion at Nepal and Bangladesh region will help importers and exporters of Nepal, Bangladesh and India to have better visibility of their container movement and further plan and reduce their logistics cost.”
NLDS container tracking solution and its analytics report has significantly benefited various stakeholders in the supply chain operations, by considerably reducing the port dwell time and overall transportation time for export and import of shipments.
Before NLDS came into existence, operators handled logistics independently through autonomous systems, which led to delays and inefficient tracking.
Through its flagship product, Logistics Data Bank (LDB) that integrates the information available with various agencies across the supply chain to provide detailed real-time information within a single window, NLDS streamlined container movement and today serves 25 port terminals while handling 96% of the country’s total container volume.