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Premier Container Freight Station (CFS) in India optimizes container handling operations across 7 locations with Kale’s CAPELLA CFS/ICD Management System

With growing consumerism and entry of several independent players, traders are spoiled for choice of Container Freight Stations/Inland Container Depots (CFS/ICD) to suit their business requirements. To add to that, the recent trend of Direct Port Delivery has posed additional challenges. In such a volatile market condition it is imperative that CFS/ICDs today offer differentiation in their operations and optimise their operations. Recent studies have shown, to accommodate increasing customer demands, manage escalating trade volumes and stay competitive, CFS/ICDs need to employ technology in the form of sophisticated IT solutions which promise visibility, control, profitability and competitive edge.

Multiple systems restrict business vision

The establishment of Container Freight Stations / Inland Container Depots (CFS/ICD) and Private Freight Terminals (PFT) combined with services are some of the major initiatives of our esteemed client, Continental Warehousing Corporation (CWC).

CWC’s key concern was eliminating the use of multiple standalone applications to manage operations at individual CFS/ICD locations. Systems with individual operational flow and standalone data mechanisms caused roadblocks in planning and strategy formation. These included challenges like:

  • Absence of consolidated reports or information covering overall locations
  • Incumbencies in capturing data for multiple locations
  • Incurrence of higher maintenance efforts and cost
  • Hassle of maintaining multiple vendors, each designated to specific system

CAPELLA drives competency in operations

CAPELLA was chosen by CWC due to its unique capabilities like easy to use UI, robust n-tier architecture and the ability to handle FCL/LCL functions more efficiently, than any other market platforms. With integration to Financial Management applications, CAPELLA presented a unique full suite solution capable of automating a large CFS/ICD, a perfect fit to client’s requirements.

Post adoption of CAPELLA, CWC experienced several benefits and value addition to their ongoing operations. One of the most important advantage of CAPELLA was its capability to manage client’s multi-location operations on a single system. Not only did the system align and consolidate operations for each location, it also addressed all major issues pertaining to container inventory, yard management, accurate and reliable billing, auto emails to stakeholders and real time container status information.

With CAPELLA implementation in place at our locations we have experienced a feature rich, integrated and scalable solution that helped us meet all our business needs. Also, MS Windows Azure platform made the deployment time faster with no additional costs on infrastructure, maintenance or administration. This initial success along with user feedback on using CAPELLA solution has further encouraged us to replicate our experience at our upcoming locations.

– Mr. Amruthesh Reddy, Group – IT Head, Continental Warehousing Corporation, Nhava Seva

9000-10,000 TEU/ month across all locations

LCL module 1000 TEU/Month

40% increase in Container dwell time

50% improvement in turnaround time