NICDC Logistics Data Services (NLDS) has extended its services to Nepal and Bangladesh after receiving the consent of the Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) to install radio-frequency identification readers at the integrated check posts (ICPs) at the India-Nepal and India-Bangladesh borders. Extension of services in the Nepal and Bangladesh region marks a successful growth story for NLDS. It is a first step towards utilising NLDS services for improving global logistics.
With this expansion, exporters and importers from Nepal and Bangladesh can track the movement of their containers through logistics databank portal, www.ldb.co.in, and a mobile application namely NICDC-LDB. The ICPs that will come under the ambit of the expansion include the Agartala – India-Bangladesh border, Petrapole – India-Bangladesh border, Jogbani –India-Nepal border and Raxaul – India-Nepal border. Further, with this coverage, the ICPs located at Agartala, Jogbani and Raxaul will help in road container tracking and the Petrapole ICP will help in rail container tracking.
Since its inception in December 2015, NLDS has played a vital role in enhancing the operations of the maritime industry in India. It is aiming at 100 per cent container volume tracking in India, and this expansion will mark a great milestone in bringing efficiency in logistics and supply chain industry.
Prior to NLDS, operators handled logistics independently through autonomous systems, leading to delays and inefficient tracking. Through its flagship product, Logistics Data Bank, NLDS has been able to streamline container movement. Presently, NLDS serves 25 port terminals while handling 96 per cent of the country’s total container volume.
NLDS’s container tracking solution and its analytics report has significantly benefited various stakeholders in supply chain operations, by considerably reducing port dwell time and overall transportation time for export and import of shipments.
NLDS is a joint venture between the Government of India’s National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust and Japan-based NEC Corporation, with 50:50 equity participation.
NLDS was formed to effectively leverage information and communications technology across the Indian logistics sector, inculcate best practices across various processes, and work towards bringing efficiency in the supply chain. The company aims at bringing visibility and transparency in the logistics environment, streamlining operations across the supply chain and improving the ease of doing business in India. NLDS’s objective is to provide export-import container visibility service pan India along with comparative performance metrics for all logistics container operators to help users in making informed decisions. LDB is an overarching solution that integrates the information available with various agencies across the supply chain to provide detailed real-time information within a single window.
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