In order to simplify and streamline the import cycle of terminal operations, APM Terminals (APMT) Mumbai has become the first Indian container terminal to introduce an online import delivery process, according to the Journal of Commerce.
Building upon the success of the Export e-Form 13, APM Terminals Mumbai has also introduced an ‘Online Import Delivery Process
The paperless method provides shipping lines with an electronic export form for export containers entering the terminal by truck.
The web-based application allows Container Freight Stations (CFS’) registered with the terminal to get real-time updates on the status of import deliveries. 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.