State of the art container scanner installed at Paradeep Port

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.

The mobile X-Ray Container Scanning System has been installed under the government’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) initiative to reduce physical examination and dwell time of containers at the port. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG