e-Forms speed container traffic at APM Terminals Mumbai

APM Terminals Mumbai has announced that is has become the first Indian container terminal to go paperless by providing shipping lines electronically with the required Export Form 13 for export containers entering the terminal by truck. APM Terminals Mumbai has also introduced an ‘Online Import Delivery Process’ which is intended to simplify and streamline the import cycle of terminal operations to reduce gate waiting time and congestion, and enable faster container movements into and out of the terminal.

APM Terminals Mumbai COO Ravi Gaitonde, said, “By going live with the import delivery cycle, APM Terminals Mumbai has once again become a pioneer in providing transparency in the supply chain and ease of doing business.”

The web-based application is expected to allow Container Freight Stations (CFS’) registered with the terminal to get real-time updates on the status of import deliveries. According to the process, PIN numbers are established for an online submission of the tractor trailer (TT) number and cell phone number of the driver, triggering an SMS text message to the driver’s cellular number containing all information concerning the shipment and PIN. The application also has a feature for the CFS to generate a report listing all transaction events against the PINs generated for the selected period.

According to the announcement, APM Terminals Mumbai handled 1.91 million TEUs in 2015. APM Terminals.

Source: APM Terminals