KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation – Customs has deployed the WeBOC module on TP (Railways).

According to details, the the TP (Railways) module shall only cater to the FCL cargo. For Transshipment of LCL cargo through M/S Pakistan Railways, same shall be continued to be handled in One Customs till a separate module for TP (Railways) is developed. The WeBOC system shall allow filing of TP (Railways) GD only on that Customs Station which has flagged in system to allow processing of TP (Railways) GD.

M/s Pakistan Railway shall be registered as Bonded Carrier in WeBOC system by the AC/ DC in-charge of User ID section. The requirement of registration of ‘Train’ in the system shall not exist. This is due to the fact that M/s Pakistan Railways informed that a number of wagons carrying containers, after passing through the Customs procedures at the Port of Entry are assembled at Pipri to constitute a cargo train and since there are frequent changes in engine, wagons and drivers en-route, it would not be in fitness of affairs to link a number of wagons and engine with a train name.

The details of railway “wagons” including flat beds and bogies provided by Pakistan Railways shall be fed in the WeBOC system by AC / DC Licensing/MIS.

The entry of Driver‘s name and CNIC number is irrelevant in TP (Railways) module and the Bonded Carrier shall enter the wagon number against the container and related TP.

As opposed to trucks, railways have flatbeds of different sizes: 20ft, 40ft and 60ft. A maximum of three containers shall be accommodated per wagon.

The module will cover those Bills of Lading (B/Ls) whose manifest is filed in WeBOC. TP GDs filed in respect of Manifest not captured by WeBOC shall continue to be filed in One Customs. The option of filing TP GDs in WeBOC against Manifest not captured by the system shall not exist. As opposed to road carriers which are Port of Entry and Port of Destination bound, Pakistan Railways may load containers from multiple Ports/Terminals and deliver at multiple Dry Ports. The Clearance Collectorates shall regulate movement of all inward wagons carrying containers from other Ports/Terminals for final outward journey to the Upcountry Dry Ports.

The role of Preventive staff shall be very crucial as in the screen presented before the PCCSS staff prior to sealing, the entry of correct wagon number shall be their responsibility. Hence in case of any incorrect wagon number, the onus of entering the true and correct details shall vest with the Preventive staff.

Reuse of wagon shall be permissible after de-sealing of container at port of destination. System shall generate alerts in case the cargo destined for upcountry Dry Ports does not reach within seven days. For re-conciliation of TP (Railways) containers, the provision of viewing the TPs filed against BLs with details of containers and wagons shall be made available in the ID of AC/DC MIS at the Port of Entry and AC/DC TP at the Port of Destination.

The Collectorates shall ensure that all necessary arrangements are made for smooth transition from One Customs to WeBOC.

The User ID section of the MCC Appraisement (East) shall ensure issuance of User ID to Pakistan Railways as Bonded Carrier prior to the rollout date. The Licensing branch of MCC Appraisement (West) shall ensure registration of all wagons (flatbeds/bogies) which are under use of Pakistan Railways for purpose of transshipment well before the deployment of module. Since posting of PCCSS officers/officials is roster based, the Headquarters/Administration branch of MCC Preventive shall issue instructions to the PCCSS staff posted at the Ports/Terminals to meticulously attend to the task of verification of details presented before them on the screen and thereafter entering correct details in those fields which are in editable mode i.e. PCCSS seal number wagon number.