CBIC unveils online cargo examination scheduling at ICD Tughlakabad
As a major push in technology and digitalisation, the Delhi customs zone took three initiatives on Thursday including an online facility for scheduling examination of import cargo with the aim of minimising physical interface of trade with customs and other stakeholders.
November 12, 2021: As a major push in technology and digitalisation, the Delhi customs zone took three initiatives on Thursday including an online facility for scheduling examination of import cargo with the aim of minimising physical interface of trade with customs and other stakeholders.
It is multi-stakeholder application where customs, CONCOR, customs brokers and importers on the same platform having a shared view of scheduling examination of goods. “This initiative will ensure fullest transparency alongside of convenience for trade and other stakeholders,” reads the ministry of finance release.
Customs at ICD Tuglakabad also inaugurated a baggage scanner, which will result in a non-intrusive examination of unaccompanied baggage/palletized import cargo while ensuring swifter clearances. This will also help customs in targeted intervention to check smuggling. A few days earlier an electronic tracking of containerised cargo through use of Smart locks and an application built on Blockchain technology was launched. This enables customs to monitor and track the movement of non-duty paid goods through GPS tracking while reducing the compliance burden on trade in terms of documentation.
In another first, ICD Tuglakabad has taken the initiative of improving the logistics efficiency of the industry by launching customs clearance work on Sunday and all public holidays.
ICD Tughlakabad (TKD) since 1993, at its present location, was the second land port to be set up in the country after Bangalore in 1983. It caters to the need of importers and exporters and is the biggest inland dry port of North India. This port handles around 2,50,000 TEUs of exim cargo and is well connected with four full-length rail lines to gateway ports such as Mumbai, Nhava Sheva, Chennai, Mundra etc. besides bringing the containers by road from other ports such as Ludhiana, Haldia, Calcutta and Kandla, etc. ICD TKD is equipped with most modern facilities such as rail-mounted gantry of 40 metric empty lifting capacity, rubber tire diesel-powered cranes, billoties and lift trucks, etc. along with two covered sheds, one for import and another for export with a total area of 16,000 sq. mts. in the customs bonded area for stuffing and de-stuffing of exim goods.
CBIC launched the digital application for scheduling of examination of cargo for traders at @icdtkdimport. Another leap in promoting #DigitalIndia, faceless customs and transparency in Customs processes. @Delhicustoms pic.twitter.com/hCyqrbpFjt— CBIC (@cbic_india) November 11, 2021