Truth be told, the shipping industry is as vast as the ocean! It is very difficult to keep a track and record all the major and minor proceedings occurring on a daily basis, throughout the world. There is no reason to fret over it, as ODeX is always ready to rescue you from drowning in the never-ending sea of information!
ODeX stands for an Online Document Exchange Platform that creates a convenient workflow amongst the numerous stakeholders in the marine industry while ensuring a smooth exchange of documents and the timely payments made to the right beneficiaries.
With ODeX at your disposal, you can now connect to a common platform to participate in the EXIM trade, without facing a million problems. ODeX was launched on 15th May 2015, and has gradually flourished as a well-established online community that acts as a meeting point for shippers, customs brokers, carriers, port terminals, banks, yards, etc. to promote business ventures.
We have always believed that our involvement in the industry has been a healthy addition that helps other businesses grow faster. How have we created a healthy addition? Picture our services like vegetables that come together to be a nutritious salad.
Cucumber / e-invoice service:
The ODeX organization is good at handling the invoice management and dutifully ensures that the invoices are properly tracked and electronically paid, without any delay. It not only helps you create and track an electronic invoice but also offers a single dashboard to keep a check on all the invoices (paid/unpaid/on-hold) on the common platform. It definitely helps that ODeX is well-connected to numerous shipping lines NVOCCs while allowing instant notifications for easy B2B payments.
The Cheese Pieces / e-payment service:
The e-payment service offered by ODeX is comparable to the well-balanced patty that defines the main functioning of the organization. This seamless platform eliminates the hassles of paperwork, cheques etc. and offers a quick, time-saving payment method. The transparent system is highly secure and accentuates the business efficiency that reduces the prices involved, to a great extent.
The Mayonnaise / e-delivery order service:
The e-delivery service from ODeX deals with delivery orders in electronic format (e-DO) that aims at releasing cargo at the designated time. This online documentation platform employs a high level of security to protect valuable data and is proven to decrease the risk of errors.
This service is both convenient and efficient sans paperwork (or even emails) since it diminishes any chance of chaos or confusion. All the payments are clearly visible on the ODeX platform, where the user receives the notifications in a jiffy! The e-DO that is generated as a result of the service, is readily available to the client, CFS or the empty yard. The e-delivery service is the flavor element of ODeX, similar to mayonnaise in a club sandwich.
The Tomato Slices or the e-VGM service:
The e-VGM service makes it easier to obtain a VGM certificate that is necessary for the transfer of shipment. The digitized platform of ODeX is linked with over 85 popular ports and shipping lines from all over the world. This aids in moving your cargo via the gate-in ports with the active usage of e-VGMs.
Moreover, ODeX provides a mobile app for constantly updating your VGM, while you are on the go! The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has certified that ODeX is a completely secure, trustworthy website that ensures total visibility of the documentation involved in the procedure. The e-VGM is a necessary element and is comparable to the role of a tomato in a club sandwich.
The Lettuce or the e-Form 13 service:
The lettuce is the healthy element in a club sandwich that also renders a crunchy flavor. In the same manner, the e-Form 13 is the healthy addition to the ODeX services. The service eliminates the trouble of standing in long queues to manually apply for the Form 13, by asking you to directly submit your documents to the respective Liners or NVOCCs. The e-Form 13 notifies you immediately about the status of your application and you can say goodbye to all the painful, lengthy verification procedures!
The Onion Slices or the e-HBL service:
The e-HBL service is an automated system that allows you to apply for a House of Bill of Lading (HBL) on an online, seamless platform. This offers a secure, simplified way of uploading the necessary documents and promotes the need for integration. Hence, there is a scope for better visibility and zero mistakes or duplicate entries. Likewise, the e-HBL service speeds up the cargo transfer and supports all the different services in ODeX.