The Shipping Lines/Agents registered with ICEGATE using their digital signature would have an option "Rotation Number Generation" on the ICEGATE user menu
NEW DELHI: The Customs and Excise Department has made easy for Shipping Lines or Agents by introducing the online generation of rotation numbers for vessels.
Until now the process followed was a cumbersome one for both the Shipping Line(SL) or the Shipping Agent (SA).
According to the process, the allotment of 'Rotation Number' for a vessel that calls on a port, the concerned Shipping Line or Shipping Agent (SL/SA) must file an application with the designated section in the Custom House, along with the desired particulars in the prescribed format. After confirmation of the particulars, the designated official who is assigned the appropriate role on the Indian Customs EDI System (ICES), enters the relevant data in this system. Upon submission of this data, the 'Rotation Number' is generated by the System (ICES) and print-outs showing the vessel particulars and the 'Rotation Number' are generated for the (SL/SA).