Kale launches new truck slot management system for handlers

By Damian Brett

Cargo software firm Kale Logistics Solutions has launched a new truck slot management system through its Airport Cargo Community System (ACS).

Kale said its new artificial intelligence based tool allows ground handlers, freight forwarders, and trucking companies to better coordinate their landside freight management so that they can reduce waiting times and smooth peaks and idle times.

The software firm said that ground handlers can make slots available in line with their capacity, while it also provides an overview of bookings, so they can organise personnel and assets at the gate accordingly. Drivers can use mobile apps for check-in and check-out.

Kale said the launch of its new system comes as truck congestion at airports is on the rise, particularly in North America.

“The coronavirus forced big industry changes that have exacerbated existing inefficiencies due to poor coordination and infrastructure,” it said.

“Long Truck wait-times are a growing problem for airports and the allied supply chain stakeholders like transporters, customs brokers, and freight forwarders.

“Truckers are waiting in line for hours to pick up and drop off cargo at Airports in North America. Airfreight customers already pay a premium for expedited service, so delays can be particularly costly.”

Amar More, chief executive of Kale Logistics Solutions, said: “Our next generation ACS has been empowering the airport communities across North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia and helping the communities cope up with several issues like truck congestion, paperwork, supply chain opaqueness, security etc.

“It has helped the airports significantly enhance their throughput with the existing infrastructure. We are working closely with the North American airfreight communities and airports to leverage the deep tech interventions like artificial intelligence, machine learning in solving their problems.”

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