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Meeting with CSLA and MANSA on Ease of Doing Business Initiatives

BSN Network
Date: 23/12/2016

Navi Mumbai:  In the last one year, JN Port has focussed on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and has taken a number of initiatives to streamline the processes and make it easier for the clients and partners to do business with the Port. In this regard a meeting chaired by Shri Anil Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT was held with office bearers of CSLA and MANSA in the presence of Shri Neeraj Bansal, Dy.Chairman, JNPT and other senior Port officials on 15th Dec, 2016.

The Chairman briefed the members about the various initiatives undertaken by the Port for reducing documentation process, time and cost for the ease of the customers. Shri Diggikar also apprised the members that Ministry of Shipping, Govt of India has fixed up targets on various parameters of ‘Ease of doing Business’ initiatives to meet the global benchmarks and best business practices for the benefit of the overall EXIM Trade.

One of the most important ‘Ease of doing Business’ initiative is Direct Port Delivery(DPD) where JNPT intends to increase the share of import deliveries through DPD to 40%. In this regard, the Chairman requested Shipping Lines to give advance DO for the DPD clients and required cooperation to achieve 40% target of DPD. The CSLA assured that they will inform all their member lines to do so. Responding to the complaints received by the Port on collection of extra charges raised in the earlier meetings by stakeholders, representatives of the Shipping lines confirmed that the lines are not charging any additional amount for granting DPD. Chairman also requested CSLA to confirm the functioning status of all Shipping Lines on DPD charges, and further advised to inform the Port on deviations if any. It was also discussed to explore the tariffs charged by NVOCC on DPD.

Another important initiative for reduction of time, cost and documentation process has been E-DO(E-Delivery Order), where the representatives agreed that all the shipping lines will start generating E-DO through PCS Web Portal and in case the same is being generated through their internal application, the XML file as per the prescribed format will be uploaded to PCS. However, they expressed some difficulties in doing so, which they have been already pursuing with PCS support. Chairman assured the members for support in coordinating with Shipping Lines & IPA (PCS) to resolve the issues, at the earliest.

Chairman referred to the complaints that lines are accepting payment through RTGS only and requested that all the Shipping Lines should accept online payments by other modes like Credit/Debit Cards, E- wallet, Net Banking etc. The Shipping lines assured that they will discuss the matter with their member partners and explore the possibility for the implementation.

CSLA and MANSA members assured to circulate the minutes to all member lines in order to ensure compliance of the decisions taken. Shri Anil Diggikar thanked CSLA and MANSA officials for their support in facilitating ‘Ease of doing Business’ for the benefit of the overall EXIM trade.

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