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Kale’s CAPELLA facilitates EDI messaging with ICES 1.5 for ICD Custodians

CAPELLA-a CFS/ICD System used by leading CFS/ICDs globally, now enables EDI messaging from 1st April, 2012 in compliance with Customs System ICES v.1.5

Mumbai, March 31, 2012: Kale is the first company to introduce thoroughly tested EDI messaging for Indian ICD custodian’s in compliance with ICES v.1.5 requirements. ICDs will now be able to exchange EDI messages from April 1st 2012 as per the e-Trade initiative, anchored by the Ministry of Commerce.

Indian Customs has mandated ICDs to send electronic messages to customs for Export Container Exit List (COCHE07) & Import container Arrival List (COCHI02). The ICD custodians will be required to receive EDI messages from Customs ICEGATE for IGM (CHCOI01), Shipping Bill (CHCOE01) and Acknowledgement for container arrival (CHCOI02A) electronically.

CAPELLA software equips ICDs with the ability to send and receive shipment information electronically using standard EDI message formats. With real-time information transfer, ICDs will experience faster customs clearance and save time & manual efforts in inputting the data on ICEGATE. The EDI messaging for ICES v 1.5 software is already live in case of Air Custodians. Kale’s GALAXY-Airport Cargo Management System is empowering the operations of leading custodians like Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), AISATS-Bangalore, Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) and Air India among others, for EDI message exchange with Indian Customs at their respective Airports.

Mr. Vineet Malhotra, Senior Vice President- Kale Logistics Solutions said, “We are pleased to see CAPELLA leading the move towards becoming EDI compliant at ICDs. It has been our endeavor to make our solutions compatible and compliant with local & international business practices & regulations. CAPELLA is a very strong web based CFS/ICD management system which imbibes global best practices and fulfills practical operational requirements of global CFS/ ICDs.”

CAPELLA caters to specific needs of CFS and ICD operators. It is an enterprise-wide, robust, web-based system that automates the disorganised CFS/ICD processes to give the operator instant access to information and provide the management with complete visibility of their business at all times. The solution addresses all the major issues faced by the CFS operator in terminal operations in exports, imports and empty container business cycles, container inventory and yard management, bonded and non-bonded warehousing, back to town processes, maintenance and repair, damage and loss of shipments, and other features with a comprehensive reporting tool.

About Kale Logistics:

Kale Logistics Solutions Private Limited is a leading IT solution provider focused on the Logistics and Airports industry. Its broad solution spectrum ranges from 'Internal Business Automation Systems' to 'Community Solutions' that help various players in the logistics value chain from shipper to consignee to communicate and transact with each other electronically.

Kale's solutions help Freight Forwarders, Container Freight Stations, Custom House Agents, 3PL, Warehouse Operators, Transportation Providers, other Logistics Service Users and Airport Cargo Terminal Operators achieve faster growth, standardized processes and operational efficiencies.

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