Sarbananda Sonowal launches Sagar-Setu for better visibility and payment process

The mobile application version of the National Logistics Portal (Marine) – Sagar Setu – was launched yesterday by the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, in the presence of Shripad Y Naik (MoS, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW)), Sudhansh Pant (Secretary) and other senior officials.

“The Sagar Setu app of the National Logistics Portal (Marine) would help custodians in easier access to functionalities on a handheld device. Mobile app will ensure data mobility such that approvals and monitoring shall be at the fingertips of port and ministry officials and stakeholders as well.”

Sarbananda Sonowal

The app’s feature offering includes Login Module, Service Catalogue, Common Application Format, Letter of Credit, Bank Guarantee, Certification, Track and Trace etc. It will provide real-time information on activities that are generally not within reach of the importer, exporter, and customs broker (including vessel-related information, gate, container freight stations and transactions), at fingertips. It will also enable digital transactions for payments of clearance process of import and export like container freight station charges, shipping line charges, transportation charges, etc.

As per the MoPSW, “The Sagar Setu app will benefit traders and improve convenience with the reduced turnaround time for approval and compliances. Increase the visibility of operations and tracking.”

It is pertinent to add that the MoPSW and the MoCI envisaged this one-stop digital platform National Logistic Portal Marine in the month of January 2023, and ithin a span of two months Sagar Setu app has been launched. 

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