MUMBAI : FFFAI organized a virtual meeting with representatives of National Industrial Corridor Development CorporationLimited (NICDCL) Logistics Data Services Limited (NLDSL) to understand the implementation of Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) and how it would benefit FFFAI members and stakeholders.The objective of this meeting was also to support in implementation of this System which is of National interest.
The virtual meeting was addressed by Mr Shankar Shinde, Chairman, FFFAI; Mr Dushyant Mulani, Chairman Elect, FFFAI; Mr AV Vijayakumar, Immediate Past Chairman, FFFAI; Mr Abhishek Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary, NICDCL; Mr Ichiro Oshima, Associate Vice President, NICDCL and other dignitaries. The meeting was attended by the representatives of all 28 Member Associations of FFFAI from across the country.
ULIP is designed to enhance efficiency and reduce logistics cost in India by creating a transparent platform that can provide real time information to all stakeholders and remove all asymmetry information.
ULIP is being developed as technology platform in the logistics sector which will provide real time information to all stakeholders and will converge visibility of multi-modal transport across the existing systems of various Ministries/Departments working in silos. Once completed, one can see huge efficiencies in the logistics sector, and which will transform it by bringing down the logistics cost and enhancing India’s competitiveness in the global trade.
ULIP is also in line with the overall objective of PM GatiShakti which aims at breaking of individual silos, promote integration among various Ministries/Departments and promote real single window. It will bring more transparency and visibility to the whole trade making India logistically more efficient and competitive.
In his opening remarks the FFFAI Chairman said that as of now the logistics industry stakeholders are working in silos. According to him, ULIP would be the much-desired solution for the betterment of this industry. He congratulated NICDCL for their endeavour, which is mandated by NITI Aayog. “We really require sufficient and appropriate data integration among us on different areas of multimodal modes,challenging areas, etc to strengthen the logistics operations/industry in India toglobal standard,” he said.
Earlier Mr Dushyant Mulani, while welcoming the speakers and participants stated that the topic of the meeting (Integration of ULIP with FFFAI) is very vital in today’s scenario where digitization would be the logical end of the core of the logistics activities, and ULIP is completely focused on this aspect. It would integrate all the said activities under a single platform through effective technologies. Accordingly, with a solid data base it would be able to recommend effective solutions to strengthen the logistics industry from all aspects. Mr Chaudhary elaborated on the activities of NICDCLas regard to integration of Logistics Data Bank (LDB) project which include RFID tagging for container on entering Indian territory till exit