LDB hits a new milestone (crosses 6 mn EXIM containers tagged at port terminals)

Logistic data bank

Logistics Data Bank (LDB), the award-winning container tracking solution from DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS), marked the start of 2018 by crossing a milestone six million EXIM containers tagged at the port terminals of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone in the western corridor of India.

Launched in July 2016, LDB is a one-of-its-kind Indo-Japanese technology partnership that provides easy-access, single window digital visibility solution to streamline container logistics operations. After successful implementation at ports in the Western Corridor including India’s biggest port JNPT where it was piloted, the service will be expanding to pan-India starting from Krishnapatnam, Kattuppalli and Ennore ports in the Southern Corridor. LDB has already 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.

LDB is an IoT, BigData and Cloud-based solution that uses RFID technology to provide near real-time visibility of container movement through the portal www.ldb.co.in. It provides users a single window interface to check the location of the container along its entire journey, from ports to Internal Container Depots (ICDs) and Container Freight Stations (CFSs), with complete trace back information on intermediate points crossed and time taken.

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. LDB helps identify the potential bottlenecks in the logistics supply chain and benchmarks the logistics container operators amongst each other to induce competition. It has been hailed as a potentially game-changing technology for the Indian logistics sector that has been plagued by high costs and delays arising out of inefficiencies and lack of a streamlined system.

”The project has enabled quick decision making and has improved competitiveness of logistics and manufacturing industries. It has also provided better governance and complete transparent and visible management for performance evaluation of ports, inland container depots, container freight stations and supply chain industry,” said Piyush Sinha, CEO of the DLDS.

LDB is likely to be extended to bulk cargo which will further ease operations. LDB provides detailed analysis of dwell time, average delivery time, efficiency of different port operators, CFSs / ICDs and Toll Plazas that are helping identify bottlenecks across the supply chain.

The data published by LDB Analytics report has helped in improving the Dwell Time of the ICDs by 18-20 per cent, which means goods are moving around faster and delays are being reduced. The DLDS analysis also shows that when compared to June 2017, the lead time for truck routes has improved by 25-27.