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Budapest Airport boosts cargo operations with Kale’s community system

Budapest Airport boosts cargo operations with Kale’s community system

Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale), a specialist in providing innovative technological products for the logistics industry, has proudly announced its collaboration with Budapest Airport (BUD), Hungary, to revolutionise cargo operations through the implementation of its cutting-edge Airport Cargo Community System (ACS).

The partnership between Kale Info Solutions B.V (Kale Info), Kale’s fully owned subsidiary, and BUD marks a significant milestone in streamlining cargo operations at one of Europe’s busiest airports.

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Presently, various cargo handlers and integrators use separate IT systems for data collection, reporting and transmission to the airport and the relevant authorities.

This includes parallel or double data communications and opportunities currently open to digitalise airfreight operations and business processes.

Kale’s innovative ACS system provides stakeholders with enhanced visibility and transparency, enabling the real-time tracking and monitoring of cargo movements and incorporating automated regulatory compliance checks, further streamlining operations and ensuring adherence to industry standards.

Commenting on this development, József Kossuth, Cargo Director for BUD, said: “Budapest Airport aims to become the main cargo hub in the Central and Eastern European region.

“We are on the right track, as the dedicated development of the BUD Cargo City in recent years has provided world-class infrastructure, which, combined with excellent connectivity and a tight-knit cargo community, is attracting more and more partners.

“We are now the fastest growing airport in the region regarding cargo volume, as we handled a record 201,306 tons in 2023 with a +48.5% increase compared to 2019.

“The introduction of the new Airport Cargo Community System adds an important innovative feature to BUD’s profile, further strengthening the hub function of the airport.

He further added: “The ACS will serve as a centralised platform, facilitating seamless communication and data exchange among all stakeholders involved in the cargo handling process.”

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“We are excited to partner with Budapest Airport to introduce our ACS, which will play a pivotal role in optimizing cargo operations and enhancing overall efficiency. As a leading technology provider to airports worldwide, we are proud to bring our expertise and best practices to this collaboration, ensuring the highest standards of service and innovation,” said Vineet Malhotra, Co-founder and Director of Kale Logistics Solutions.

“Through this collaboration, we aim to set new benchmarks in cargo handling and contribute to the continued growth and success of Budapest Airport, as a key logistics hub in Europe.”

The implementation of the ACS represents a significant step forward in BUD’s commitment to delivering world-class cargo services and supporting the evolving needs of its stakeholders.

ACS is Kale’s next-generation cargo community platform, which facilitates paperless operations with enriched features that suit today’s air cargo business needs.

This pioneering initiative marks the first implementation of a such a comprehensive Airport Cargo Community System in Hungary, underscoring Kale’s global leadership in this domain with successful ACS deployments already across: North America, India, UAE, and Turkey.

Kale has earned recognition from the United Nations for its innovative approach to trade facilitation.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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