Press Release
UPLIFT- India's first multi-modal Cargo Community System crosses One million EDI messages in record time
UPLIFT enables 1,000,000+ EDI message exchange between all Indian cargo trade entities
Mumbai, April 16, 2013: UPLIFT- Universal Platform for Logistics & Integrated Freight Transport has successfully transmitted one million EDI messages within a short span of 2 years. Leading Freight Forwarders, Custom House Agents, Carriers, airports are utilizing this platform to realize significant savings in terms of time, money & resources.

UPLIFT is India's first cargo community platform and a pioneering initiative to connect the Multi-modal Logistics network in India. Promoted and co-developed by Kale Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd in association with the Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI), UPLIFT is India's first and only multi modal cargo community system (CCS). Today, UPLIFT is successfully connecting 30% of Indian FF/ CHAs electronically with 10 leading carriers (representing over 65% of India's air freight market) and Indian Customs. With 2500+ users and shipment filing to more than 450 destinations globally, this revolutionary platform is helping Indian logistics players become compliant with global paper free cargo initiative.

Amongst its many milestones is the special mention as "Transformational" technology in Supply Chain Management book co-authored by professors of Kellogg School of Management. Also, leading consultancy firm KPMG has quoted UPLIFT case study in their "Adding Wings" report on key innovations in Transportation industry.
UPLIFT key highlights:
  • Fastest Adoption of Cargo Community Platform Globally
  • Transacting with 10 out of top 15 cargo carriers in India
  • The only e-freight application from India recognized by International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • UPLIFT has an in principal global arrangement providing connectivity to 114 carriers.
  • Top 30% of India's Air Cargo agents are currently connected to UPLIFT
  • 2500+ Users across 7 cargo hubs of India
  • Compliant with all Industry Regulations including e-cargo initiatives

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Amar More – Vice President -Kale Logistics Solutions said, "We are pleased by the fact that UPLIFT has seen the fastest adoption compared to any of the CCSs worldwide. With UPLIFT, India is geared up to be one of the leading nations participating in the global e-cargo movement. This platform is revolutionizing the way cargo information is exchanged by the Indian cargo community. Industry participants are already realizing the benefits of visibility across the supply chain, a more predictable shipment status and far more secure cargo movement. India is on the cusp of a cargo EDI revolution. This platform will form the foundation of India's National Single Window for electronic transactions which is emerging as a key requirement from World Trade Organization. We are confident that UPLIFT will contribute in lowering the logistics transaction costs in India and increasing India's EXIM competitiveness."

About UPLIFT- Universal Platform for Logistics & Integrated Freight Transport

UPLIFT is India's first cargo community platform which facilitates electronic data interchange and automation of operational activity between various stakeholders (Shipper, Consignee, Forwarder, Transporter, Carrier, Customs House Agent, Customs, and Custodian). UPLIFT is an integrated platform that facilitates electronic communications and transaction between its stakeholders and Indian customs. It's a one stop solution that is accessible 24X7 from anywhere. This is a carrier-neutral community platform designed to transmit messages electronically between stakeholders like FFR, FWB, FHL, S/B, B/E, CGM etc. UPLIFT eliminates the manual operations, paperwork, and redundant data entry and brings in the much needed shipment visibility across the Logistics Value Chain.

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