Leverage ULIP to enhance logistics efficiency: DPIIT Secy

A workshop was held at Vanijya Bhawan in New Delhi to encourage all states to actively leverage ULIP and drive forward a seamless and inclusive logistics sector across the country. A ULIP booklet illustrating how different private sector companies and start-ups are utilising ULIP APIs was also released.

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A workshop was organised to urge the industry to leverage Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP), which is empowered to transform India’s logistics sector. “ULIP offers an unprecedented opportunity for all states to enhance their logistics frameworks. I encourage all states to actively leverage ULIP and drive forward a seamless, efficient, and inclusive logistics sector across India,” Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry, and Internal Trade (DPIIT), said.

The event was hosted at New Delhi, which saw participation of representatives from various states, such as Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. In addition, many industry associations, enterprises and start-ups also joined the workshop. Singh emphasised the critical role of ULIP in fostering collaboration and integration among states to create a unified logistics ecosystem.

During the workshop, he launched a ULIP booklet that illustrated how different private sector companies and start-ups are utilising ULIP APIs and highlighted the platform’s transformative impact on the logistics sector. This booklet serves as a comprehensive guide showcasing the innovative applications developed through ULIP and their significant contributions to enhancing logistics efficiency.

Highlighting the importance of ULIP, Rajat Kumar Saini, CEO & MD, National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and Chairman, National Logistics Data Services Limited, urged start-ups to continue their innovative efforts and explore new ideas to leverage the platform. “The applications showcased today highlight the potential of ULIP to transform the logistics landscape. We must continue to push the boundaries and explore new possibilities for efficiency and growth,” he said.

The event provided a platform for the industry leaders and stakeholders to share their experiences and insights. The workshop featured demonstrations from start-ups such as Super Procure, Cargo Shakti, Shiprocket, and Enmovil showcasing their cutting-edge applications developed using the ULIP databases.

Super Procure demonstrated its platform aimed at reducing empty miles using ULIP, while Enmovil showcased a logistics bot developed for route optimisation. Shiprocket, with its cross-border logistics platform, highlighted how it can onboard sellers seamlessly through effective authentication facilitated by ULIP APIs. Additionally, it stated how various ministries and departments use Prime Minister Gati Shakti NMP tools for developing various assets were also discussed.