THE STATESMAN/ANN – A mobile X-Ray Container Scanning System (MXCS) has been installed at Paradeep Port in Odisha at a cost of INR30 in a bid to reduce physical examination and dwell time of containers at the port.
The state-of-the-art scanning machine has been installed under the government’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) initiative. It has come up near the Paradip International Cargo Terminal (PICT) following a successful trial run.
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has issued licence to operate the scanner on a regular basis on August 27.
A total of about 25 containers can be scanned per hour with upgraded security and without any hassle, according to a ministry note.
Furthermore, the container scanner system is expected to facilitate movement of un-shredded metallic scrap materials in containers through the port to meet the long-standing requirement of hinterland industries.