Unified Logistics Interface Platform

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Recently, the Secretary of, the Ministry of Coal chaired a meeting on the integration of the Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) with the digital systems of the Ministry of Coal.

About Unified Logistics Interface Platform: 

  • It was launched in 2022 as a part of the ‘National Logistics Policy (NLP)’.
  • It is designed for enhancing efficiency and reducing the cost of logistics in India by creating a transparent, single-window platform to provide real-time information to all stakeholders.
  • It was emphasized that the solution should have visibility of multi-modal transport and all the existing systems should be integrated with the ULIP system to create a National Single Window Logistics Portal.
  • It will provide real-time monitoring of cargo movement and ensure the confidentiality of data with end-to-end encryption.
  • There are three key components of this platform namely
    • Integration with existing data sources of ministries
    • Data exchange with private players
    • Unified document reference in the supply chain


Q1) What is Multi-modal transport?

Multi-modal transport is a system of transportation that involves the use of two or more modes of transport to move goods or people from one place to another. This can include a combination of transportation modes such as road, rail, air, sea, and inland waterways.

Source: ULIP Integration with Digital Systems of Coal Ministry  kicks off