Kale’s new service cuts 20% AWB processing related costs

Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale), an IT solutions provider, has introduced an innovative service- PING that facilitates document processing for freight movement for ground handlers and freight forwarders.

The processes in air cargo are traditionally burdened with a lot of paperwork and manual operations. PING is a digital service facilitated by Kale to remove the burden of administrative tasks and facilitate e-Airway Bill (creation and filing) without any hassles. PING enables the conversion of pdf copies of AWB directly into industry standard messages as well as APIs using advanced technology like ML and RPA. It enables operational efficiency, reduced staff interactions with people at the counter, lower cost of data with no errors, reduced vehicle congestion and compliance to e-AWB process.

Kale is offering free trial of PING service in order to support ground handlers, self-handling airlines and freight forwarders to continue with their business operations. Also, no upfront investment is required to begin using this service. Right from enabling remote working to automated handling and ensuring data accuracy, PING offers robust solutions for business continuity despite the ongoing crisis.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, air traffic has been shunned globally in more than 100 countries. Only transportation of essentials and medical supplies are permitted. This is causing sharp revenue falls, enterprises moving to bankruptcies and staff not reporting to work due to lockdown and fear of contracting Covid-19. This in turn has resulted in resource shortage which seeks multi-tasking of the few resources available in the field.

Emphasising on the e-service initiative, Amar More, CEO of Kale Logistics Solutions said, “We stand by the industry during these tough times and would like to offer these business continuity services to the Air Cargo Industry. Kale understands that the industry has limited ability to invest in new tools in such trying times, so has taken upon itself to offer a completely cloud hosted, outcome- based service model with zero upfront investment for its e-services. These cloud-enabled services reduce cargo-handling time with automation. We are experiencing tremendous demand for these e-services which are so pertinent in these pandemic times.”

He further added, “Our research has shown that the air cargo industry can save between 15-20 percent of its administrative costs related to AWB processing by using this service in addition to keeping business continuity and employee safety in these difficult times.”