COCHIN: The use of Vessel Call Number (VCN) and Import General Manifest (IGM) link facility at Port Community System (PCS) has been categorically made mandatory by Cochin Port Trust, according to a release on 29th August.
Issuance of e-DO by shipping lines through PCS is one of the initiatives taken by Ministry of Shipping for Ease of Doing Business. Necessary provision has already been made for issuance of e-DO through PCS.
Receipt of IGM message from ICEGATE is very critical for issuance of e-DO by shipping lines without which, shipping lines would not be able to issue the same. There is already a provision to link the IGM no with VCN in PCS.
In order to facilitate issuance of e-DO, all Vessel Operating agents are requested to mandatorily use the VCN &IGM link facility at PCS after it is approved in ICEGATE. The above order takes effect from 1st Sept 2017.