With neighboring countries faltering economically, India stands tall amongst them with great domestic demand, state of the art manufacturing facilities for the EXIM trade and rapid infrastructure development in road, railways, air and inland waterways. Xerrxes Master, President, AMTOI shares details about multi modal platforms’ bright future:
Q1. Kindly elaborate on the plans and expansion of AMTOI for 2022-23?
AMTOI has slowly but gradually increased its footprint Pan India by rejuvenating the Eastern Region with a new team who are furthering the cause of Multi-modalism in their region very actively by laisoning with Government authorities and members to bring about efficiencies in operations. ERC is also actively participating in promoting the trade between India and Bangladesh via inland waterways.
The Southern Region has expanded rapidly in the last year and will further expand its footprint which currently includes Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin. The Southern Region Committee is also increasing the membership base by bringing more multimodal operators into AMTOI’s ambit so as to ensure quality players are servicing the Indian trade.
Our Northern Region Committee is actively involved in formulating various policies and act in close co-operation with the Government under the aegis of the Managing Committee’s inputs.
The Western Region plans to hold various training programmes in hazardous cargo, coastal cargoes so as to bring about member awareness and also increase the membership base.
Q2. How has the logistics industry performed post covid?
The Logistics Industry has performed admirably during Covid and has improved further post Covid. We have seen healthy freight levels, increased margins and we definitely see a great deal of optimism in the Indian Logistics industry for the future. With our neighbours faltering economically, India stands tall amongst them with a great domestic demand, state of the art manufacturing facilities for the EXIM trade and rapid infrastructure development in roads, railways , air and inland waterways. The Future is immensely bright !!
Q3. Post Budget announcements what are the major initiative taken up by Government or AMTOI to strengthen the multi modal sector in India?
Post the Budget announcements AMTOI is working closely with the Government authorities in sectors such as Taxation, Coastal Cargo Movements , Multimodal Transportation Acts and Regulation . AMTOI is also participating in various forums to bring in digitalization in the industry via the Port Community System, National Logistics Portal and Unified Logistics Integrated Platform. The Government is extremely serious on bringing about digitization thus bringing about efficiencies in the supply chain and making us logistically even more competitive. AMTOI truly support this initiative and is working very strongly with the Government on the same.