The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust had entrusted four logistics companies selected through competitive bidding to work on an innovative transport solution to achieve seamless and faster movement of cargo from the port to respective destinations through Direct Port Delivery.
The successful bidders have won the mandate for five routes- from JNPT to Gujarat, to Goa and Bengaluru, to Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Indore and Hyderabad, to Ahmednagar and to local regions in and around Mumbai. A meeting of these bidders was held at JNPT last week to take stock of the preparedness for the roll out of the new system from May 2018.
DPD is increasingly being accepted as the optimal way of transporting cargo directly from the port to the importers and accounts for close to 39 per cent of the total cargo traffic from JNPT at present. About 1600 importers who have opted for DPD mode of transport will benefit from this process. An exporter or importer will be able to book his cargo sitting in his office, through a technology backed platform. This new transport solution will promote
-Easy co-ordination between port and customers
End to end delivery
Faster evacuation of containers from the Port area
24X7 Vehicle tracking
Container tracking through mobile
24×7 Customer service