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First air cargo digital corridor between India and Netherlands established

First air cargo digital corridor between India and Netherlands established

Kale Logistics Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cargonaut, an established cargo community service provider based in the Netherlands to create a digital air freight corridor between the two countries that will enhance shipment visibility and optimise flow of cargo data.

In the first of its kind, Mumbai airport, India and Schiphol airport, Netherlands along with their partners for Cargo Community systems, Kale Logistics Solutions and Cargonaut have pioneered an initiative towards creating a digital air corridor between India and the Netherlands.

Through this initiative, the collaboratively created digital corridor will facilitate flow of information within the stakeholder chain and optimise cargo visibility across the stakeholder network. Following the signing, both companies will collaboratively develop a shared interface between their respective air cargo community systems. This interface shall be capable of facilitating exchange of cargo status at each individual location, followed by interchange of actual shipment data.

At any time, participants of the network will be in full control of their data. This pioneering initiative will help to reduce unnecessary administrative paperwork involved in shipment movement between the two countries, thus strengthening and easing cargo and data movement. This will enable both the countries to experience ease of shipment data exchange.

Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions CEO Amar More says: “Kale Logistics has always been at the forefront of driving trade facilitation across the logistics and supply chain sector. With this signing, we have reaffirmed our interest to contribute in initiatives that are imperative to drive ease of doing business and efficiency across the logistics & supply chain sector. Collaborating with an accomplished partner like Cargonaut, has certainly given us an edge to extend our Trade Facilitation initiatives across Europe. We are very optimistic that this collaboration will set a benchmark for more such initiatives in the future.”

Nanne Onland, CEO, Cargonaut adds: “The collaboration between Kale Logistics and Cargonaut fits perfectly in our mutual aim to create a Network of Trusted Networks. Together we can establish a ‘virtual’ platform for our joined customers in India and The Netherlands. trade facilitation initiatives like these are the way to the future in which airport communities, together with governments work closely together to improve, speed-up and simplify the air cargo business for all involved.”

Pictured: Amar More (first from left) and Bart Pouwels (second from right) from Schiphol signing the MoU in the presence of Vandana Aggarwal, economic advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation (India); Manoj Singh, senior vice president and head – cargo, Mumbai International Airport (India) and Angshumali Rastogi, director, ministry of civil aviation, (India) (first from right)

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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