Dear Valuable Customers, Globicon Terminals, Nhava Sheva is the first CFS to introduce Customer Portal to its customers under its ‘Faceless CFS’ initiative. In keeping up with GOI vision OF ‘Ease of Doing Business’, they announced the rollout of a ‘Customer Portal’. It has received a huge response from the customers especially during the pandemic times when the people movement are greatly restricted.
At the 16th AGM of the Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India (AMTOI), held at the Yacht Club, Colaba, Mumbai on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the following office-bearers were unanimously elected for the term 2015-16:
President : Mr Vivek Kele, Teamglobal Logistics Pvt. Ltd Vice-President : Mr R. K. Rubin, Transcon Freight System Secretary : Mr Xerxes Master, Master Group of Companies Treasurer : Mr Nailesh Gandhi, Express Transport Pvt. Ltd
The outgoing President Mr Sailesh Bhatia of Bhatia Shipping narrated the various achievements of AMTOI in the preceding year and, being his last term, thanked everyone within and related to AMTOI for their unstinted support during his tenure.
The incoming President Mr Vivek Kele thanked the Managing Committee for reposing their faith in him by electing him to lead the organisation in this critical time when the entire industry is undergoing a metamorphosis. The notable changes being the rise of coastal shipping, growth in e-commerce, establishment of new ports and terminals, expansion of highway networks and fast pacing of DFC and opening of inland water transport. Explaining his agenda for the incoming term, he said he will be pursuing the initiatives of Cargo Community Systems, creation of Confederation of Shipping and Logistics Industry Associations and Skill Development. AMTOI was mandated to pursue these initiatives by its Extended Board at the meeting held on July 4, 2015 in Goa. He said he will closely work with various trade bodies within the industry and jointly pursue these goals which will benefit the entire industry.
Notably, the Guest of Honour was the Director-General of Shipping, Mr Deepak Shetty, IRS. He briefed the members of the trade about the various initiatives the government of India is taking to facilitate ease of doing business, digitalization and e-governance. He gave detailed information on the redrafting of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and how it will simplify the way the shipping industry operates in India. He said that the Act is hosted on the DG Shipping and MoS websites and comments have been invited from the trade within 30 days.
He also briefed about the proposed changes in the MMTG Act and how the new version of the Act should incorporate the changing operations of multimodal transport in India through use of IWT, coastal shipping, requirements in import shipments and many more. He also gave the Directorateï¿½s views on the Dispute Resolution mechanism that is envisaged in the proposed amendment.
As in every year, AMTOI had organised interesting speakers post the AGM. Mr Sujan Hajra, a leading economist of the country, who was earlier with the Reserve Bank of India, and is currently Chief Economist at Anand Rathi Group, made an interesting presentation on how the developments in the last few weeks and months in the global economy, like reduction in oil prices, devaluation of yuan, and potential developments like the US Fed increasing the interest rates, will have a far-reaching impact on the global trade. He shared some interesting statistics on global commerce, peer countries and Indian economy to elucidate his views. In the Indian context, he spoke about government investments in logistics infrastructure in the areas of port terminals, dedicated freight corridors, new highways, and the impact of these developments on the Indian transport sector.
Mr Girish Venkataraman, CEO of IIFL Investment Adviser and Trustee Services, spoke about preserving family wealth. He said that a majority of the businesses in the logistics industry in India, and to a certain extent globally, are still family controlled and there will always be a challenge when the business gets transferred from one generation to the next, and how by taking proactive measures one can preserve the wealth during this transition. He highlighted the challenges being faced by business families in this regard and as to how these could be overcome by taking simple steps and creating proper tax efficient structures.
Established in 1998, AMTOI has over the years become a voice of the industry. It has participated in numerous industry events and represented thetrade in government fora to give valuable inputs on policymaking. AMTOI also has an extended board with prominent trade bodies (see box). The EB meets every 3 months and discusses various common industry issues.
The AGM was well attended by a cross-section of the industry as well as prominent members of the trade, among whom were Capt. M. M. Saggi, Director of NMIS, Mr Dinesh Lal of AMI India, Mr Nityam Khosla of Teamglobal Logistics, Mr George Abror of Omega Shipping, and Mr Prithwijit Maitra of Maersk India Agencies, informed a release.
Dear Valuable Customers, We have been informed by CFS authorities that while carting/ storage of HAZ goods in CFS , we all have to submit the MSDS (material safety data sheet) along with the carting form to CFS in charge. This has to be implemented strictly failing which Hazardous cargo shall not be allowed for storage.
15th May, 2021 Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (SCMT) Regulation, 2021 Dear Customer, Further to our earlier advisory dated 4th Nov’2020 on the SCMT Regulation, please find an update basis Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Notification No. 39/2021, trial phase is extended till 31st May 2021 thereafter the mandatory compliance requirements for submissions
Manifest Document Timeline*
Once Shipper / Custom broker files the Shipping Bill, Customs automated system will generate PCIN corresponding to cargo covered under single Shipping Bill.
Shipper / Custom broker to share all the required documents as per the existing process and in addition provide PCIN details along with Shipping Instruction details.
The above information must be accompanied by clear SI i.e., Shipping instructions for Bill of Lading release (merge/split shipments)
No later than 4 days prior to vessel berthing at any Indian port of call.
This new regulation allows Ice-gate registered freight forwarders to file their CSN – Entry (Cargo Summary Notification-Entry) directly with Indian customs. All House Bill(s) of Lading “HBL” pertaining to calling the first Indian port and subsequent Indian ports need to be declared in the CSN – Entry, prior vessel arrival at last foreign port of call before calling India.
In order for us to comply with this request, we would like to start receiving your manifest documents within the below timelines.
Manifest Document Timeline*
Self-Filers: Custom brokers and Freight forwarders registered with Indian Customs and filing their own manifest with Indian customs
a) Provide HBL copy and furnish PCIN (Primary Cargo Identification Number). PCIN is generated by Custom Dept., whenever an actual consignee name is manifested with Indian customs.
b) CSN-Entry must be filed with accurate packages & weight as per Teamglobal origin agent released Master BL and accordingly Teamglobal will release the Import Delivery order.
No later than 4 days prior to vessel arrival at the last foreign port of call.
Non Self-Filers : Custom brokers and Freight forwarders engaging services of Teamglobal to file their cargo manifest with Indian Customs
Provide HBL copy
No later than 5 days prior to vessel arrival at the last foreign port of call.
This Email ID is only for Sea Import manifest documents & related queries. In case of any revisions after sending the manifest HBL, written request should be submitted and confirmation must be obtained from our
6 digit HSN code with clear cargo description on House BL’s
a) Cargo Invoice value is required for filing manifest, not required to be shown on BL b) Your office can send House BL wise cargo value details in separate “Supplementary Manifest Information.xls” file (format attached) c) In case customer is not willing to declare the invoice value then Teamglobal has no option but to update the value as ZERO (0)
6 IEC (Import Export Code) of consignee must be mentioned on House BL’s
PAN (Permanent Account Number) of notify, must be mentioned on House BL
Changes in House BL weight & packages will NOT be accepted without revision in Co-load BL issued by our agent at origin
* Manifest document deadlines will be reviewed every month till the successful implementation of SCMT Regulation, 2020
Needless to say, any Non-compliance to the above requirements within agreed timelines, will lead to cargo not being considered for loading and / or Issuance of Bill of lading may be withheld where the entire risk, cost and consequence remain on account of merchant.
Teamglobal will also be not responsible for any inaccurate manifest filing due to any delay or non-receipt of complete, accurate, manifest documents and PCIN details from your office and non-compliance of mandatory Indian customs requirements.
We understand that this new requirement by Indian customs may be disruptive to your current processes and we like to express our sincere appreciation for your understanding and cooperation. Our main objective is to receive your manifest documents in time in order to have accurate manifest with Indian customs as per new regulation requirement.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the concerned desk.