Plans for Netherlands-India digital airfreight corridor

22 / 02 / 2018

IT specialist Kale Logistics Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cargonaut, the Schiphol cargo community service provider, to create a digital airfreight corridor between Holland and India.

Mumbai Airport, India and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, together with their cargo community system partners, Kale Logistics Solutions and Cargonaut, are pioneering a digital air corridor linking the two trading partners.

The digital corridor will “facilitate flow of information within the stakeholder chain and optimise cargo visibility across the stakeholder network”, a statement said.

Kale Logistics and Cargonaut expect to together develop a shared interface between their respective air cargo community systems. This interface will be capable of facilitating exchange of cargo status at each location, as well as allowing the interchange of shipment data.

At any time, participants of the network will be in full control of their data.

As a result, any unnecessary administrative paperwork involved in shipping between the two countries should be kept to an absolute minimum.

Kale Logistics chief executive Amar More said: “Kale Logistics has always been at the forefront of driving trade facilitation across the logistics and supply chain sector.

“Collaborating with an accomplished partner like Cargonaut has certainly given us an edge to extend our trade facilitation initiatives across Europe. We are very optimistic that this collaboration will set a benchmark for more such initiatives in the future.”

Cargonaut chief executive Nanne Onland added: “The collaboration between Kale Logistics and Cargonaut fits perfectly in our mutual aim to create a Network of Trusted Networks.

“Together we can establish a ‘virtual’ platform for our joined customers in India and the Netherlands.

“Trade facilitation initiatives like these are the way to the future in which airport communities, together with governments work closely together to improve, speed up and simplify the air cargo business for all involved,” he said.