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Mobile X-Ray Container Scanning System: Paradip Port

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  • 14 Sep 2021
  • 2 min read

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Recently, a Mobile X-Ray Container Scanning System (MXCS) has been installed by Paradip Port near the PICT (Paradeep International Cargo Terminal) Terminal.

Key Points

  • About:
    • It has been installed under the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) initiative for the purpose of reducing physical examination and dwell time of containers at the Port.
    • It will facilitate movement of unshredded metallic scrap materials in containers through the Port to meet the long standing requirement of hinterland Industries.
  • Significance:
    • It is expected to boost the container volume at Paradip Port and will reduce the logistic cost and help the EXIM (Export-Import) trade.
  • Paradip Port:
    • It is a natural, deep-water port on the East coast of India, situated at the confluence of the Mahanadi river and the Bay of Bengal, in Odisha.
      • Located 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam.
    • It is administered by the Paradip Port Trust (PPT), administering under the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 functioning under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
      • PPT was commissioned in 1966 as a mono commodity port for export of iron ore.

Source: PIB

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