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New box tracking system at JNPT

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Mumbai Dec. 23

CORUSCANT Tec, a Mumbai-based mobile solutions provider, has been appointed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to develop and support the port's container tracking system through use of SMS.

The company has developed an SMS alert system, which integrates with the JNPT customer database.

"The solution works on the Pull-SMS application, allowing the customers to learn the status of their consignments on a real time basis. The system developed for the JNPT allows its users to punch in from their mobile handsets a pre-defined unique number that enables them to know where their container is. The alert is then triggered to the JNPT database, when is then sent back to the customers through the application built by Coruscant Tec," according to Mr Ajay Adiseshann, Managing Director of the company.

The application will pick up the container status from the JNPT database on a real-time basis on receiving a request from a customer for container status. Each container will have a unique container number known to the customer for tracking purposes.

A JNPT spokesperson said that the SMS-based service was intended to provide customers with the capability to locate their containers at any time during its transit through the port.

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