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Rogers Aviation’s chooses Kale’s GALAXY- Air Cargo Management System

Mumbai, June 17, 2016

Kale’s Air Cargo Management System –GALAXY to facilitate Warehouse Automation, Seamless Interface to Accounting System, Paper free transaction and EDI connectivity with Airlines for the Mauritius based PATS- Plaisance Air Transport Services –a Rogers Aviation Company.

Kale Logistics Solutions- a Leading Global IT Provider to the Airports, Logistics & Transportation segments announced today that Rogers Aviation- a leading Mauritius based GSA to Airlines and Ground handlers- has chosen GALAXY- Air Cargo Management System for managing their Imports. The new system would equip PATS - the ground services arm of Rogers Aviation to automate its entire Import-Export operations in compliance with Industry standards & regulations.

PATS was using an in-house developed system which had limited functionality that could not meet the organizations needs for driving rapid expansion across its business territories. They were looking for a system that would be scalable, provide real time updates on consignment status, enable EDI connectivity with airlines, enable paper free transactions and information exchange, integration with their accounting system and provide a complete warehouse management module mapped to the needs of a modern age Airport cargo handler.

The evaluation process to choose their preferred IT service provider was based on the IT providers understanding of Air cargo business, the comprehensive functionalities present in the system and interface with local government & customs systems. The study was completed over 6-8 month’s duration. In the first leg of implementation, GALAXY will automate the imports operations at PATS Mauritius Airport base and will include automation of Exports operations at later stage.

On the occasion, Mr. Faiz Lolloo, Managing Director – PATS (Plaisance Air Transport Services)-A Roger Group Company said, “GALAXY is a proven system in use at major Airports worldwide and is ably backed by a company which has served this Industry for a long time. Apart from extensive functionalities, we found the system to be highly scalable & flexible, which meets the needs of our growing business. We plan to extend its use at our Madagascar Airport facility.”

Alexandre Fayd’Herbe de Maudave- CEO, Rogers Aviation stated, “Looking at Kale’s domain experience and years of service to Air Transport segment, we have embarked on this new business relationship with them. We are confident that this will prove to be a strategic partnership for us, one which will complement our long term goals of modernization and expansion.”

“We are delighted to welcome Rogers Aviation to our worldwide GALAXY clientele. The system is ably designed to meet the requirements of a modern age Airport Cargo ground handler and it effectively interfaces with all third party systems, hand held devices and Mobile apps allowing ground handlers to pro-actively serve their customers and meet stringent service level agreements (SLAs).” said Mr. Vineet Malhotra, Director - Kale Logistics Solutions

GALAXY –Air Cargo Management System is a global application in use at leading Airports worldwide. It is a state-of-the-art ground handling solution designed for handling different cargo commodities such as General, Hazardous, Valuable (Precious), Courier and Mail, as per the normal handling done by Air Cargo Handlers. The system streamlines custodian functions at the airport and also the internal warehouse and cargo handling processes. It acts as a collaborative platform for stakeholders such as Airlines, GSAs, Bonded Truckers, Custom Brokers, Forwarding agents, Customs, Banks and other stakeholders.

GALAXY automates the operational processes and provides quick and comprehensive information on consignment status, cargo tracking and terminal operations to customers as well as the management. GALAXY system encompasses modules for Export, Import, Domestic, Warehouse, ULD Management, PO Mail/Courier, SLA, Invoicing and a web portal for stakeholder interaction. A comprehensive EDI module enables connectivity using CARIMP messages with Airlines and XML/EDI with local Customs. Several innovative features like Speed AWB in exports, one screen view of acceptance to manifest, auto invoicing, auto alerts and a EDI dashboard enables efficient operations at the user level. Additionally, the system keeps pace with the changing regulatory requirements and brings in greater efficiency and visibility in the air cargo handling at the airport. It ensures an easy interface with third party applications like Weigh Bridge, ETV, Hand Held Devices, PLC, ASRS, RFID and with an ERP / Financial Management application.

Kale has the distinction of delivering India’s first Air Cargo Community Platform- GMAX at Mumbai Airport (MIAL). The platform is being used by 1800+ Forwarders/Custom Brokers and has successfully processed 3.5 Million+ EDI Transactions for 500 destinations since its launch- witnessing the fastest ever EDI adoption. It conforms to all industry regulations with connectivity to 90+ Airlines. GMAX platform strengthens digital interface between cargo terminal operator and air cargo stakeholders including Customs and other trade facilitation bodies like Chambers of Commerce. It has helped attain 100% EDI for two leading European carriers at their Mumbai Station.

About Rogers Aviation

Rogers Aviation, subsidiary of Rogers Group, has become a leading provider of an integrated range of aviation and travel services in 8 territories of the Indian Ocean and Southern Africa, namely: South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte, Mozambique.

Rogers Aviation handles a full array of GSA services on behalf of number of airlines and handles their passenger, cargo and ground handling activities in the Indian Ocean and Southern Africa.

Rogers relies on its knowledge of local market conditions and the expertise of its teams to offer quality sales and marketing functions for international carriers in this part of the world. They provide ground-handling services to carriers, especially for the representation and supervision of flights at airports. They also offer, in Mauritius, Madagascar and Mozambique, a complete range of aircraft handling and warehousing services. To this end, Rogers Aviation holds the Rogers Group investment in Mozambique Airport Handling Services (MAHS), a company that services aircraft operating from Maputo International Airport.

About PATS- Plaisance Air Transport Services

Plaisance Air Transport Services Ltd. (PATS) is an aircraft ground handling company providing ground handling services to airlines across the Indian Ocean region including in South Africa, Mauritius and Kenya. PATS is the Travel and Aviation business unit of parent company Rogers and Company Ltd.