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Indian Ports Association upgrades PCS 1x with eDO facility

September 25, 2019: Indian Ports Association (IPA) has launched a value-added service - Electronic Delivery Order (eDO) facility - to its cloud based new generation technology Port Community System ‘PCS1x’.

The eDO is a single platform to perform all eDO related activities including e-invoice and e-payments, with highly secure data interchange between requester and provider.
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The eDO is a single platform to perform all eDO related activities including e-invoice and e-payments, with highly secure data interchange between requester and provider.

September 25, 2019: Indian Ports Association (IPA) has launched a value-added service - Electronic Delivery Order (eDO) facility - to its cloud based new generation technology Port Community System ‘PCS1x’.

The eDO is a single platform to perform all eDO related activities including e-invoice and e-payments, with highly secure data interchange between requester and provider. The service will help the trade save time and money in clearing cargo, speed up delivery order extension and the empty offload process.

Stakeholders can request invoice, view invoice, make payment and secure eDO on PCS1x post login. For empty offload at depot customers need not carry a copy of the delivery order since the empty yards are being onboarded and will be able to access the same electronically.

Customs brokers and importers stand to gain considerably from cost reduction in DO release and DO extension. Time and travel costs of runner boys employed to wait at line offices to get the invoices, pay and get delivery of cargo will be saved and put to more productive use.

A unique feature of ‘PCS1x’ is that it can latch on to third party software which provides services to the maritime industry thereby enabling the stakeholders to access wide network of services. PCS 1x is being implemented and overseen by IPA to ensure increase in the nation's rankings for ease of doing business and logistics performance indicators index.

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