India will launch the National Logistics Portal -Marine from 5 December system for electronic sharing seeking to act as a Central exchange with interoperability across the ocean, inland waterways, and coastal movement of goods.
The national single window platform will be the first of its kind to provide B2B (Business to Business) and B2G (Business to Government) services for marine trade stakeholders. The platform seeks to help exporters, importers, and service providers exchange documents seamlessly and transact business in a transparent and quick manner.
The government has hired Portall Infosystems Pvt Ltd, a unit of Mumbai- based logistics conglomerate J M Baxi Group, to build and run the National Logistics Portal – Marine.
Portal Infosystems has partnered with Germany’s dbh Consulting GmbH and Inspirisys Solutions Ltd to build the platform. Inspirisys Solutions is a unit of Japan’s CAC Holdings Corporation.
“It’s a big initiative by the government; a massive step forward for India’s logistics and trade community,” an official said.
“With the shift to NLP-Marine, the existing Port Community System (PCS 1x) platform will be shut down and will no longer be available from 2 December 2200 hours,” an official circular said. The PCS functionality will now be a part of the NLP-Marine platform.