CICT app to track containers
Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) launched a mobile
app to keep track of containerised cargo.
"Access to all this information via a smartphone is a significant
advancement in convenience over the existing on-line access," CICT CEO
Ray Ren said. "But this too is the only the first phase of the app. We
hope to offer much more as the app is developed further." He said the
envisaged evolution of CICT eZPort would encompass Mobile Booking in
phase II, Mobile Payments in phase III and personalised customer
services in phase IV.
the rapid increase in the use of smartphones, the CICT mobile app will
increase in versatility and value. CICT will continue to add new
services of eZport as a value addition for customers as part of its
commitment to be the best service provider in the Colombo Port," Ren
eZPort also hopes to provide Business Intelligence and paperless
solutions to CICT customers in addition to efficient information access
and real-time terminal services, he said.
A first for Sri Lanka's shipping and port industry, CICT's 'eZPort'
app for smartphone users can be downloaded free from the App Store or
Android Play store. It enables users to access key information
pertaining to the dispatch and arrival of containers from and to the
CICT-managed South Terminal of the Port of Colombo.
In its first phase, the new app provides information such as Vessel
Schedule which includes detailed information such as vessel name and
voyage, Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), Estimated Time of Berth (ETB)
and Estimated Time of Completion (ETC); Full Container Load (FCL)
opening time; details of nominated container; status and position of the
truck; demurrage and storage charges due and Equipment Interchange
Receipt (EIR) details. CICT eZPort is the second IT-facilitated customer
service introduced by the company in the past two months. In May, CICT
became the first terminal operator in the Port of Colombo to implement
'e- Boat Notes' in collaboration with Sri Lanka Customs, breaking new
ground in efforts to reduce paper in export documentation.
CICT, which commenced full operations in April 2014, manages the
Colombo South terminal of the Port of Colombo, the first and currently
the only deep water terminal in South Asia equipped with facilities to
handle the largest vessels afloat. The company ended FY 2015 with an
impressive 1.561 million TEUs, with the ULCC (Ultra Large Container
Carrier) and VLCC (Very Large Container Carrier) segments making a 67%
contribution to that volume. A member of CMHI, the world's second
largest global terminal operator by throughput, CICT has access to a
network of 72 terminals operated and invested in by CMHI across the
globe, none of which are in any form of competition with the Port of