In the recent World Logistics Awards 2020, held on October 14th virtually, Indian Ports Association (IPA), an apex body of Major Ports under the administrative control of Ministry of Shipping, bagged three National Award 2020 – the Excellence in Logistic & Supply Chain and Excellence in Public Sector Unit under categories for Best E-Governance Implementation, Best-in-Class IT system Provider and Best IT project of the Year, all for PCS1x.
IPA has demarked itself by being one of the forerunners to bring digitalization in the maritime industry. Bringing in the digital revolution via the Indian PCS 1x in 2018 and constantly looking to improve and enhancing functionalities – features for the maritime stakeholders, embracing new technologies such as Blockchain, building APIs for information exchange, empowering digital platforms have been few of the initiatives taken by IPA in order to facilitate the trade. It is now in the midst to grow the PCS 1x into the National Logistics Portal, a national maritime single window encompassing complete end-to-end logistic solution.
Indeed, a moment of pride for the entire IPA team, Dr. A. Janardhana Rao, MD, Indian Ports Association (IPA) delivered his words of gratitude on bagging hat trick national awards for PCS1x virtually –
||One of the examples of the dedicated efforts of IPA for facilitating trade and governance observed during the challenges caused by the pandemic was the immediate solutioning for submissions of paper bills of lading introduced in PCS and services for exchange the same are made available, therefore reducing health risks for bottlenecks caused during the handling of a hitherto paper-intensive process for Export-Import (EXIM) Cargo at Ports.|| – an additional para
Source: Indian Ports Association (IPA)