Ground handlers, barge operators, forwarding agents, air freight operators, shipping companies, shipbrokers, terminals and road hauliers have already declared their support for the NLIP.
The logistic sector is an important pillar in the Dutch economy, generating an annual turnover in the region of 40 billion euros and providing 750,000 jobs. The Dutch government and the market are together taking the initiative to return the Netherlands to its leading position in the European logistic sector by 2020. The focus is on three main aspects:
The entire logistic chain benefits from NLIP, from the public sector to logistic providers and from shippers to mainports, knowledge institutions and system suppliers. The success of NLIP depends on cooperation, confidence and openness. If all participants share their information in a transparent way, the Netherlands can regain its leading position in continental transport and as the gateway to Europe.
The Strategic Logistic Platform already recognised the need for a more sensible approach to information sharing. Prominent representatives of the sector have also been working to find ways to tackle these challenges. Their approach is set out in the advisory report
‘Partituur naar de Top’.
During the past year, many stakeholders have been involved in developing NLIP, one of the priorities on the agenda of the Logistic top sector.
The aim of NLIP is to optimise logistic information-sharing in order to make the sector more efficient and sustainable and to reduce administrative load. This will promote the competitive position of importers, exporters and logistic players in the Netherlands, and of the Netherlands itself as a leader in logistics.
An overview of the various advantages of NLIP
NLIP is a state-of-the-art input point for information. NLIP users only need to submit their information once. The information is then shared with all the necessary links in the logistic chain. The originator of the information determines who has access to it and under what conditions, and therefore always has control of the information The aim is to maximise the availability of information for the relevant parties.
NLIP utilises the knowledge and experience from existing and successful information platforms used at Schiphol (Cargonaut), by the port authorities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam (Portbase) and by the government (Digipoort), and will be expanded to include additional platforms. All these platforms ‘speak to each other’, and this should ultimately result in a single integrated platform.
NLIP is a neutral and not-for-profit platform. It is accessible to all parties on equal terms. None of the parties is the ‘boss’ within the platform.
An overview of the parties involved