Visakhapatnam Customs implements tracking system on Nepal-bound containers
August 29, 2018: Visakhapatnam 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.
“The new process is much simpler than the long processes of documentation which is currently followed that result in the delay of moving the containers from the terminal,” VCT said in a press release.
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 paperless documentation.
The first 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 Commissioner of Customs Dr DK Srinivas, divisional railway manager Mukul Saran Mathur and VPT deputy chairman Haranadh.