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Kale Logistics Solutions to decode where is the next threat for air cargo coming at Air Cargo Africa 2019

Mumbai, February 18, 2019

Kale Logistics Solutions, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global logistics industry is all set to participate in AIR CARGO AFRICA 2019 scheduled for 19-21 February at Casino Convention Resort, Emperors Palace in City of Ekurhuleni in South Africa. The event aims at engaging the global air cargo community to explore and strengthen networking corridors with the African Continent. Vivek Pandit, AVP, Kale Logistics Solutions, will be participating in the Round Table Discussion on ‘For air cargo industry, where’s the next threat coming from? UAVs or Amazons or Alibabas,’ during the three-day event.

In its past four editions, Air Cargo Africa has seen major participation from world players and key players from the African airfreight community.

Africa is at the apex for being increasingly known as an emerging market; and historically the air freight models in Africa have been predominantly imports-driven with a few exceptions such as Kenya, Ghana and Senegal, exporting perishables to EU/US/Asia Pacific. And a large volume of finished goods and industrial components make up African imports, which are sensitive to commodity prices. Some of the other markets are net exporters, passing the airfreight cost burden to the landed cost. At the same time, Postal and Alternative Distribution Systems are starting to raise their profile. In some African Countries Royalty Fees are making airfreight a very costly mode of transport. On the whole, African Airfreight constitutes about 2.2% of Global Airfreight production.

There is technology available today that digitally certifies and controls the total supply chain which eliminates the need for paperwork, with intra Customs communications and settlement services. By locking the end-to-end statutory and shipment data with approved shippers and consignees, under a transparent set of transaction points, the need for labour-intensive and time-consuming delays is eliminated. Therein lies the benefit of digitalization. Kale Logistics’ team will be exhibiting its next generation IT solutions for air cargo at the event at booth # 48.

Speaking on the cusp of the event, Vineet Malhotra, Director, Kale Logistics Solutions, said, “The future holds a plethora of possibilities for the logistics industry in Africa. As a global IT solutions provider for the logistics industry, Kale Logistics Solutions is uniquely positioned to enable digitalisation of the African air cargo industry. We look forward to fruitful discussions with key players in the African region on how technology can address the challenges faced by the industry.”

About Kale Logistics Solutions:

Incorporated in 2010, Kale Logistics Solutions is a trusted global IT solutions partner for several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, offering a comprehensive suite of IT solutions for the Logistics Industry. With in-depth domain knowledge and technical expertise, Kale has created a suite of comprehensive IT enterprise systems and Cargo Community Platforms, which offer a single electronic window capable of supporting operational flows, percolating data to various stakeholders and facilitating the paperless exchange of trade-related information between stakeholders. Kale’s community and enterprise solutions cater to a wide network of Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) and help strengthen and improve their operational and business capabilities. With offices in Thane, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, and Mauritius, and 4500+ clients worldwide across 20 countries, Kale Logistics Solutions is a major player in the Industry.

Kale's solutions help Freight Forwarders, NVOCC, LCL Consolidators, Shipping Line Agents, Stevedores, Surveyors, Container Freight Stations, Equipment Control Providers, Vessel Charterers, 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.