Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has partnered with Kale Logistics Solutions to introduce an air cargo community system (ACS) in order to further streamline air logistics.

The airport has signed an e-agreement with Kale Logistics to develop the ACS platform to enable the seamless movement of goods and data across its logistics ecosystem.

This platform will unite all cargo stakeholders, including customs, customs brokers, shippers, airlines, trucking companies, ground and cargo handlers, and freight forwarders under one roof.

At present, each shipment needs over 30 types of documents in multiple copies, causing significant duplication of documentation and increased dwell time and supply chain disruption, the airport noted.

The implementation of ACS will eliminate paperwork at the airport. It is expected to enable faster processing of transactions and reduce duplication of information.

Furthermore, the platform will streamline processes and offer information prior to cargo reaching the airport.

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BIAL chief strategy & development officer Satyaki Raghunath said: “At BIAL, our vision is to make BLR Airport a cargo hub, equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting-edge technology to deliver efficient operations. As part of our digital transformation efforts, together with our cargo community, we are excited to implement a data-sharing platform.

“This reinforces BIAL’s commitment to support the airport cargo community and bolster the growth of BLR Airport as a cargo hub. The demonstrated efficiencies of the Kale Logistics’ ACS will ensure development of a technologically-enabled cargo community at BLR Airport.”

Kale Logistics Solutions CEO Amar More said: “Kale’s ACS for BIAL is a next-gen community platform, which will enable collaboration between stakeholders in the supply chain to launch new services and deliver superior customer experiences.

“We are happy to partner with BIAL in their digital transformation journey to become resilient and adaptable.”