Krishnapatnam Port goes paperless


Krishnapatnam Port is all set to go paperless by implementing “e-Xpressway” for its container operations.


A first-of-its-kind cloud based electronic platform, e-Xpressway has been developed by Gateway Media to speed up container terminal operations by digitizing the end-to-end documentation processes related to containers. It provides a first-of-its-kind service by digitizing the end-to-end documentation processes involving all the stakeholders of the maritime trade – Vessel operators, container operators, Terminal, CHA, Freight Forwarder, CFS, Transporter, Empty yards, etc, for export and import containers moving by both road or by rail.


e-Xpressway provides a cloud-based online access to Vessel operator, Container Operator, Terminal, CHA, Freight Forwarder and all the other stakeholders for generating and processing forms and for gating the container in and out of terminal. Besides it also offers online approval of containers for customs and online form generation for export and import by road and by rail containers.


 Jithendra Nimmagadda – COO, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT), said, “e-Xpressway” is a path breaking digital platform and is capable of changing the face of Indian maritime industry considering the intense complexities, delays and inefficiencies involved in container documentation. With a whopping 33% of entire container processing time spent in co-ordination of paperwork, the system can completely eradicate the heavy dependence on traditional methods of transmission of documents. With increasing implementation of this system by the maritime industry, we can jointly transform the industry to make it more competitive, transparent and efficient.”


The Cloud based solution acts as a centralized docking station to all the stakeholders such as Vessel operators, Container operators, CHA, Freight Forwarders, CFS, Terminal operator, Empty yards, etc., to access and process the container documents thereby eliminating inefficiencies in the process. Each stakeholder can simply log in to e-Xpressway to complete their respective activities which will automatically push the activity to the next concerned stakeholder. The platform provides transparency by providing the real-time status of the container documentation stages and their completion. It also enables QR code generation for easy scanning and processing the transactions at the terminal gate and thereby cutting the long queues.