Amar More, Co-founder and CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions talks extensively about collaborating with GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) to transform its air cargo processes. He also focuses on expansion plans and India setting a benchmark internationally.
Tell us about your recent collaboration with GHIAL?
Our MoU with GHIAL was to transform its air cargo processes with an air cargo solution that is a combination of our flagship Cargo Community System (CCS) and Cargo Management System—GALAXY. GHIAL is our 100th airport, which will be digitized using our solutions. We have got customers in the US, Europe, Middle East, CIS countries, Africa, Asia Pacific. With our global presence, we are planning to create the world’s biggest digital logistics cloud for international supply chain. GHIAL is an important, digitally forward-looking and tech-savvy airport. It is a matter of pride to be associated with them.
Kindly elaborate more on your customised services for GHIAL?
Hyderabad is a pharma hub. They have few specific requirements for pharma temperature tracking and providing end-to-end visibility to the customers. We will be catering to few exclusive business practices, which are specific to Hyderabad cargo. They also have different processes when it comes to courier services or pharmaceutical handling. Our solutions are very agile and customer centric, they are curated as per the needs of the customer and Industry.
Can you mention few services?
Firstly, we are providing digital solutions to exporters to track their shipments from the point of origin to destination, transparency and end-to-end visibility of supply chain operations. The refrigerated trucks to carry pharma and temperature sensitive products will be AI-enabled as well as equipped with other advanced technologies.
How can technology take India to the next level?
India today ranks fifth or sixth globally. The CCS has been accepted globally. We have created single cloud-based platform for each country and region. For example, For Mumbai it is AMAX. CCS have evolved over generations. First generation was just simple flights tracking, second generation was cargo tracking and management system. But in India, we have the next generation CCS. And not just in India, but we are partnering with several airports globally, including dnata in Dubai and several in the US. We are right now engaged with about 8-9 airports. Through CCS, India is setting standards worldwide for air cargo digitalisation. Digital infrastructure can enhance the existing physical infrastructure significantly and that’s what will take our industry forward. With right digital infrastructure in place, I think we are going to create the capacity for India’s air cargo to grow.
Please tell us about your expansion plans?
We have customers in US and at German airports. We are in the process of creating a multimodal cargo community system for our global customers. We are linking air freight and ocean freight together via intermodal corridors. Or you can say, all the airports will connect via air digital corridors. We are going to create business opportunities for our customers and new marketplace out of it.