Ease of Logistic Portal: The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal, recently launched a portal named “Ease of Logistic Portal”.
- Portal was launched during ‘Vanijya Saptah Samapan Samaroh’, which was organized by the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO).
- Ease of Logistics portal was launched to bring in transparency.
- The Commerce Minister, while launching this portal said that the ‘Rules of Business’ have to be the same for all stakeholders.
- He also said that government would be providing everybody an equal opportunity to their businesses, irrespective of whether they are big or small business houses or where they are from or other such differentiating factor.
- Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) is the apex body of Indian export promotion organizations.
- It was set up jointly by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) and private trade and industry in the year 1965.
- It is the premier body comprising of export promotion councils, export development authorities and commodity boards in India.
- The organization is responsible for representing and assisting Indian entrepreneurs and exporters in foreign markets.
- It provides the crucial interface between international trading community of India and the central and state governments, financial institutions, ports, railways, surface transport and all others engaged in export trade facilitation.
About Ease of Logistics Portal:
- Ease of Logistics Portal is a trade facilitation portal.
- This portal has been developed by FIEO.
- The portal, easeoflogistics.com will bring logistic service seekers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) on a single platform to discuss and finalize business.
- It gives visibility of exporters’ logistics requirements (ocean freight, air freight etc) on Pan India basis to be fulfilled by LSPs.
- On this portal, exporters can post details of their container requirements to the service providers directly in order to provide their best quotes.