Government launches digital tools to improve logistics efficiency, sustainability


The government has launched the Secured Logistics Document Exchange (SLDE) along with a Calculator for Green House Gas Emission to improve ease of doing business, logistics efficiency, reduce logistics cost, and promote multi-modality and sustainability.

“These digital initiatives have been launched to fill the gap areas where no action has yet been taken either by private players or any of the line ministries,” the commerce and industry minister said in a release.

The SLDE platform is a solution to replace the present manual process of generation, exchange and compliance of logistics documents with a digitized, secure and seamless document exchange system.

It will enable generation, storage and interchange of logistics-related documents digitally using Aadhaar and blockchain-based security protocols for data security and authentication, provide a complete audit trail of document transfer, faster execution of transaction, lower cost of shipping and overall carbon footprint, along with easy verification of authenticity of documents.

“The proof of concept of the platform has been developed and executed with banks (ICICI, Axis Bank,

and HDFC Bank) and stakeholders including freight forwarders, exporters, importers and vessel operators,” the ministry said.

The digital initiatives including SLDE platform for digital exchange of logistics-related documents and a calculator for GHG emissions for choosing sustainable and right mode of transport for freight movement aim to fill the gap areas where no action has yet been taken either by private players or any of the line ministries.



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