ONE (Ocean Network Express) India has become the first ocean carrier to launch their Electronic Delivery Order (eDO) via PCS1x.
Indian Ports Association (IPA) launched a value-added facility on its cloud-based new generation Port Community System ‘PCS1x’ wherein stakeholders can request invoice, view invoice, make payment and secure eDO. It is a free module for which IPA and Shipping Ministry after deliberation with trade associations came forward with a detailed SOP, with highly-secured data interchange between requester and provider.
“ONE India has become the first main line operator (MLO) to embrace the feature provided to the trade and. This initiative will significantly improve efficiency while also taking Indian Logistics closer to becoming a paperless regime,” said Dr Janardana Rao, MD, IPA.
Dr Rao urged all other carriers to step forth and commence eDO release via PCS1x while congratulating the Portall team for the excellent support to onboard all stakeholders.
With the roll-out of the service, ONE India customers will gain considerably; saving time and money in clearing cargo and speed up delivery order extension and the empty offload processes. Field agents of importers and customs brokers need not wait at line offices and can be utilised more productively.
“We, Ocean Network Express, continue to further strengthen on business processes with customers through increased standardisation and digitalisation. Our commitments are: 1. Improve Customer Service Quality, 2. Promote ecommerce, and 3. Enhance automation and digitalisation. We thank teams at IPA & technical partner Portall for their support and look forward to more milestones,” said Masaki Osawa, Managing Director, ONE India.
At present, all eDOs of ONE India will be released directly through PCS1x via API for vessels calling at India’s premier ocean gateway- Jawaharlala Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and its respective CFSs and ICDs located at Nhava Sheva. The facility will soon be expanded to other major Indian ports such as Kolkata, Mundra, Pipavav, Hazira, Goa, Mangalore, Kattupalli, and Krishnapatnam.