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Kale’s CAPELLA System is now available on Microsoft Windows Azure

CFS/ICD Management System- CAPELLA has successfully deployed Windows Azure platform to offer its customers greater operational efficiency & scalability.

Mumbai, July 20, 2012: CAPELLA- an enterprise wide web-based CFS/ICD management system is now on cloud and developed on Microsoft Windows Azure platform. CAPELLA is currently being used by many global CFS’s and ICD’s successfully for streamlining their container operations. Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Limited is the first CAPELLA client to go live on Azure Platform.

Kale’s CFS Management System- CAPELLA™ caters to specific needs of CFS and ICD operators. It has been developed on the foundation of Kale’s extensive domain knowledge and technological expertise in the Logistics space. It is an enterprise-wide, robust, web-based system that automates the dis-organised CFS/ICD processes to give the operator instant access to information and provides the management with complete visibility of their business at all times. CAPELLA can be deployed both as licensed software and as a SaaS based application. A Microsoft Windows Azure platform base provides CAPELLA clients the operational efficiency, development flexibility, scalability, data security amongst many other business benefits.


Mr. Amruthesh Reddy Chedimala- IT Manager, Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Limited said “Our operations were semi-automated relying on legacy system which proved to be very expensive including the y-o-y maintenance costs. We required a feature rich, integrated and scalable solution for both our local and international needs. CAPELLA offers expansive features for CFS operations right from terminal operation, container inventory, yard management, back to town Processes and other features with a comprehensive reporting tool. Moreover with an MS Windows Azure platform the deployment time was fast and we no more have to bear costs on infrastructure, maintenance or administration. We have successfully implemented CAPELLA at 2 of our CFS locations at Chennai – Madhavaram and Redhills. Also, the implementation of the system is in progress at the ICD of our group company in Hyderabad.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vineet Malhotra – SVP, Kale Logistics Solutions said, “CAPELLA incorporates industry best-practices for global CFS/ ICD operations. It provides automation, quality of data exchange and decision support in compliance with all local & international trade regulations. In recent years we have seen a greater adoption of a system like CAPELLA in global CFS operations as it effectively addresses the challenge of revenue leakages & container tracking while offering deployment flexibility.”

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 operation, 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 Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Limited

NDR Group is a well-established multi-modal logistic player with a pan-India presence. The Group is one of the biggest warehousing providers in the private sector in the country today. Establishment of Container Freight Stations and Inland Container Depots (CFS / ICD) is one of the major initiatives of NDR Group. The CFS at Nhava Sheva was commissioned in January 2006.

The CFS units of CWCNSL at Madhavaram and Redhills are spread over an area of about 25 acres, with a capacity to handle 125,000 TEUs p.a.  The facility also houses the largest Customs Bonded Warehouse in Chennai with an area of 250,000 ft² and import/export warehouse area of 27.500 ft².  The CFSs have been created to meet global benchmarks and accordingly incorporates state-of-the-art facilities. Today, the CFSs have several major business houses clients, thanks to the professional, efficient, reliable and cost effective 'one point' services offered by them.

About Kale Logistics:

Kale Logistics Solutions Private Limited is a leading IT solution provider focused on the Logistics and Airports K 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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