Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) is revolutionizing India’s logistics ecosystem

Under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP), the Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) is developing a more interconnected and technology-driven framework for the Indian logistics sector. A brainchild of NITI Aayog, the National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC) is running this platform to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. ULIP converges and integrates 24 systems, 78 APIs and 1454 fields in ports, shipping companies, waterways, railways, aviation, road transport and highways, customs and DGFT. NICDC brings all the steps under ULIP to help the logistics industry grow exponentially. Intugia became one of the few companies to integrate with ULIP, enabling Indian manufacturers and shippers to have multimodal visibility through their end-to-end solution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17 launched the National Logistics Policy, along with ULIP, in the nation’s capital New Delhi. Intugine was one of the few private companies invited and selected by the Prime Minister’s Office to demonstrate their solutions to the Honorable PM. Mrinal Rai, co-founder and COO of Intugine, demonstrated the platform’s disruptive capabilities and ability to provide real-time shipping visibility to PM Modi.

Indian roads have been the lifeline of India’s logistics sector, constituting about 70% of inland movements. Tracking goods in transit via tracking devices or SIM-based tracking, among many other options, is imperative. To centrally digitize this, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) spawned FASTag, an electronic toll system, in 2014. Intugine can retrieve FASTag data from over 800 tolls across the country for visibility based on the tolls of more than 90 lakes. commercial vehicles on the road. At the same time, they get actionable insights such as carrier scorecard, reliability score, and carrier/lane analysis. Additionally, vehicle and driver verification that used to take around 2 hours has now become easy with Vahan and Sarathi data (a centralized data repository of all commercial vehicles and drivers in the country, respectively). With all this data, companies can automate their auditing processes, avoid unnecessary stoppages and delays caused by negligent verification of details, and comply with transport mandates in India.

The Freight Operations Information System (FOIS), the nation’s only rail API, provides milestone visibility for more than 9,000 freight trains. The integration captures real-time arrival and dispatch times of shipments across one of the world’s largest rail networks by tracking 1,400 million metric tons of goods worth Rs 1.43 lakhs crore per year. The FOIS will reduce demurrage and docking and increase the efficiency of rake movements, leading to greater adoption of an alternative mode of transportation.

Harshit Srivastava, co-founder and CEO of Intugine, says, “Logistics has grown in importance over the past few years. The government has taken many new initiatives to improve the logistics scenario of India. The future of supply chain visibility lies in technology, and many proactive programs, such as ULIP, are helping ambitious startups like Intugine bring transparency to global logistics operations. For example, with digitizing the toll infrastructure in the country or leveraging the national rail API, we can give our customers a single screen view of all their shipments This increases the overall efficiency of the process , makes ETA forecasting more transparent, reduces logistics costs and helps our customers with a unified document reference to comply with transport regulations.

Additionally, the initiative integrates with the Port Community System, one of the most advanced means of electronic exchange of information between logistics sectors and 13 major ports and more than 200 smaller and intermediate ports in India. . Intugine can now provide customers with customs data for import/export, container entry and exit time, and docking date and time for 143 million tonnes of cargo per year. This leads to reduced detention and demurrage costs and increases the overall visibility of port operations.

ULIP also encompasses several air cargo systems such as ACMES, ACCS and AAICLAS, covering 20 major airports nationwide. The Intugine platform is now enriched with this data to provide its customers with customs data for their air freight.

“By tracking goods from source to destination using a combination of modalities, Intugine has played a pivotal role in giving us multi-modal and cross-modal visibility on a single platform,” commented Amit Tyagi, Deputy Managing Director , Gold Plus Glass Industry. “This helps us build resilience in our supply chain operations and allows us to ensure timely deliveries,” he added.

Intugine is a real-time, multi-modal supply chain visibility provider founded in 2017. Intugine leverages its expertise in IoT technology to help companies optimize and digitize their supply chain and logistics operations. Over the past few years, Intugine has established itself as one of the leading logistics SaaS companies in India. Today, Intugine works with more than 75 global companies such as Legrand, Bridgestone, Flipkart, Mahindra Logistics, Titan, Diageo and UltraTech Cement.

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