Starts ‘on-wheel examination and sampling’ service for DPD FCL shipments to enhance efficiency and reduce transaction cost at Jawaharlal Nehru Port
MUMBAI: Global trade enabler DP World operated Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House (JNCH) becomes India’s first terminal to introduce ‘on wheel examination and sampling’ for Full Container Load (FCL) shipments under the Direct port Delivery (DPD) scheme. This initiative aims to reduce dwell time, save costs and improve ease of doing business at JNPT – India’s largest Container Gateway.
As part of this service, the terminal has earmarked an ‘on wheel examination and sampling’ area wherein samples under the scope of the DYCC Lab Customs and Textile Committee will be drawn by the participating Government agencies. This will ensure faster delivery of DPD containers needing sampling, thereby making the supply chain more efficient and lean, substantially reducing inventory cost and transportation time from the terminal to the importers factory/warehouse.
Capt. Ravinder Johal, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva said, “We at DP World are constantly working towards eliminating inefficiencies in our customers logistics supply chain. With this initiative, we aim to provide faster and cost effective delivery of containers directly to customers in order to support their strategic growth ambitions. We have worked closely with JNCH to make this process efficient and further add value to the logistics supply chain. We are also thankful to the Port Trust for their continuous support towards introducing this initiative.”
DPD has enhanced transparency in logistics cost and assisted customers in improving their distribution chain and margins on the end product. To facilitate an efficient DPD process, DP World Nhava Sheva started a 24-hour customer service back-up team along with a dedicated DPD yard.