DLDS launches pan-Indian operations of its Logistics Data Bank Services

The DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS), a joint venture between the Government of India (represented by the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust) and the NEC Corporation (a Japanese IT company), has announced the launch of pan-Indian operations of its Logistics Data Bank (LDB) Services.

LDB is an internet of things, big data and cloud-based solution implemented by DLDS. It uses radio frequency identification technology to provide near-real-time visibility of container movement in the Western Corridor through the www.ldb.co.in portal. The LDB provides users a single-window interface to check the location of the container along its entire journey, from ports to inland container depots (ICDs) and container freight stations, with complete information on intermediate points crossed and the time taken for the same. The web-based interface enables search from any location and any device, and it sends SMS/email alerts to track priority containers and inform users of any delay.

After the successful implementation at ports in the Western Corridor including the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the service is now being expanded to three ports in the Southern Corridor, namely, the Krishnapatnam, Kattuppalli and Ennnore ports as well as a new terminal of JNPT, Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Private Limited. This brings the total number of ports where LDBa are operational to six. Earlier, four terminals at JNPT were the first to pilot the scheme and subsequently, in May 2017, it was launched at five port terminals in Mundra and Hazira under Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited in Gujarat. This brought nearly 90 per cent of the traffic along the Western Corridor and 70 per cent of the total container volume of the country under one tracking system. Since its launch in July 2016, the LDB has provided visibility to 5.5 million exim containers along the Western Corridor.


The LDB has also helped in improving the dwell time of ICDs by 18-20 per cent, which means that goods are moving faster and delays are being reduced. In addition, as compared to June 2016, the lead time for truck routes has improved by 25-27 per cent.