Air Cargo Community Platforms Promise To Significantly Reduce Paper Waste
Miami, Florida, USA, Thursday 10th November 2022: The airport-based cargo community system will be transformational for profitability and sustainability in the sector, Amar More (CEO, Kale Logistics) tells delegates at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum.
It is believed that tonnes of paper waste due to airport congestion & operational inefficiencies cost the sector a lot. However, with the implementation of a common platform, these issues can be well taken care of.
“Air Cargo Community Systems act as a true ‘Air Cargo Single Window’ system that eliminates duplication of data entry, reduces unnecessary paperwork, addresses airport congestion issues, enhances the security of the air cargo supply chain and brings shipment visibility to all stakeholders,” said More.
“As a neutral player in the supply chain, an airport being the anchor of such a platform will transform the whole industry.”
Currently, air cargo shipment data is being repeated and re-entered so many times, meaning it can get really costly. This also causes frequent delays in the entire transportation process.
As a result, cargo stays on the ground for 85% of the total transport time, waiting for paperwork to be completed and exchanged.
Kale claims that Air Cargo Community Systems can actually unlock over USD 9 billion/year and save around 120,000 trees/year by getting rid of unnecessary paperwork.
“Across the entire multimodal supply chain, more than USD50 billion could be saved in labour and inefficiencies.”
More highlighted the promise of this digital infrastructure as a panellist on the ‘Digitization – the key for growth’, a panel on day three of the TIACA event, which welcomed some 5,000 attendees to the exhibition and conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center, from the 8th to 10th November.