From the pages of CargoTalk: Logistics is little more than infrastructure: Suresh Prabhu

Calling logistics the biggest hurdle in the Indian business among other barriers, Suresh Prabhu, Former Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India, says, “We must distinguish between logistics and infrastructure. Infrastructure is a basic necessity for logistics but just by creating infrastructure one cannot address the problem of logistics. Despite investing enough into infrastructure in the last decade or two, the logistics problem has not been solved. We need to focus on integration in the logistics industry. We have invested huge amount of money in last few years into development of roads, but can one confidently say that it has necessarily resulted into better logistics? Therefore while we need roads, railways, ports and air connectivity, we also need to ensure all the modes need to work in tandem and they produce the desired results. Logistics is little more than infrastructure.”