As part of its ambition to decrease the country’s logistics expense by making systems more profitable and wide-based, government instructs to rope in the private sector into its Unified Logistics Interface Platform- ULIP.
About 24 Digital Systems of 6 Ministries are getting combined through ULIP. With the involvement of the private sector commodities under it, the state is peeping to build a National Single Window Logistics Portal which will help in curtailing the logistics cost.
Talking at a post-budget webinar on PM Gati Shakti on Monday, Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) announced that ULIP shall standardize the methods and speed up the techniques related to the overall trade.
He asserted that the Government is also planning to operationalise National Logistics Portal (NLP Marine) which will create the entire logistic ecosystem more profitable, benefit EXIM trade and build more openings for specialized jobs. The secretary announced that NLP in integration with ULIP shall formalize the methods and speed up the processes related to the across-the-board trade.
The webinar was before addressed by Prime Minister Who also focused that PM Gati Shakti has an enormous role to play in improving logistics infrastructure thereby decreasing the logistic cost. PM Gati Shakti intends to attain the target of a $5 trillion economy, enhance infrastructure capacities, creative logistics through seamless multimodal transport, building synergy among numerous departments.
Ranjan announced the Port Community System (PCS) was commenced in 2006 to make the ports ecosystem more profitable and implement Ease of Doing Business.
“After enforcing the PCS more than 16000+ corporate have become its users and have profited by it. Now, the method of raising the PCS to National Logistics Portal (NLP Marine) is underway which will make whole logistic ecosystem more productive,” he announced.
He further noted, ‘Sagarmala Program of MoPSW intends to boost logistics efficiency through execution of projects of port modernization and port connectivity improvement. While Direct Port Delivery (DPD) has improved from 39.15% in FY2018 to 62.48% in FY2021, there is a 64.66 % Gain in container traffic at Indian ports in 2020-21 as against 2014-15 with the further intention of its climbing by about 2.5 times by 2030’ thereby compelling more integrated strategy to cater such challenge.
While talking about the architecture of ULIP which is retaining three layers of Integration, Governance and Presentation, he emphasized its advantages to the stakeholders and invited for more synergy among the standing integrated stakeholders and persuade others to pull maximum wealth from this integration.
The post-budget webinar was hosted by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. During this webinar, other dignitaries also shared understandings on the Progress of ULIP till now and Way Forward, ULIP as a Gateway etc.