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PPT aims to boost ex-im trade with  installation of new container scanner


As part of the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) initiative, a Mobile X-Ray Container Scanning System (MXCS) has been installed by Paradip Port near the PICT Terminal at a cost of Rs 30 crore. The aim is to reduce physical examination as well as the dwell time of containers at the port, said a release.


After the successful trial run of MXCS, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) issued the licence in late August 2021 to Paradip Customs for its regular operation.  MXCS can scan up to 25 containers per hour, enabling the trade to directly move out their boxes with upgraded security and zero hassle. This will also facilitate the movement of un-shredded metallic scrap materials in containers through the port, to meet the long-standing requirement of hinterland industries. 


Operation of the scanner is expected to boost container volumes at the port as PPT is making continuous efforts to reduce logistics cost to help the ex-im trade, in line with the government’s Ease of Doing Business push. While shipping lines like RCL, ZIM and Shreyas call the port regularly, other major liners are expected to follow suit given the upgraded facilities and hefty discount offered, the release added.

 

Source: Exim News Service: Paradip, Sept. 13