Managing over 400 barges carrying 40-50 MMTPA ore, in a largely uncontrolled environment leading to rampant pilferage of fuel and expected inefficiency making the logistic chain sluggish and chaotic; streamlining the Goan river navigation system for the flawless movement of cargo is crucial and the need of the hour.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM -
DIGITAL BARGE TRACKING
Application: Resource Management Program - Digital Barge Tracking
The “Resource Management Program” (called the ‘RMP’) was an initiative for digitally controlling the logistics and movement of cargo by sea. While barge owners were able to track their barges movement vis-a-vis tidal restrictions, the RMP also created a systematic & controlled interface between the barge owners and the shippers; wherein the carriage of cargo became further streamlined, transparent, reliable and efficient. The RMP also attempts to ensure that all stakeholders in Goa’s Maritime adventure are given equal & fair opportunity to contribute in its future.
Screen-shot of the Barge tracking website.