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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:

Kale Logistics Solutions is a trusted IT Logistics partner for several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, offering a comprehensive suite of IT solutions for the logistics domain. With in-depth domain knowledge and technical expertise, the company had been able to create a suite of comprehensive IT systems and Community Platforms, which offer a single electronic lodgement capable for supporting operational flow, percolating data to various stakeholders and facilitating paperless exchange of trade related information between various stakeholders. Kale’s community and enterprise solutions cater to a wide network of Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) who have strengthened and improved their operational and business capabilities. With offices in Thane, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai and Mauritius, and 500+ clients worldwide across 56+ global locations, Kale Logistics Solutions is on a steep growth curve.