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System, especially the reduction in truck
carbon footprint and truck waiting time.
dwell time. The scope of availability of
There is still too much paper involved.”
accurate and complete information beAt DFW, truck management is also a
fore the truck arrival has been leading to
major element like ATL.
clarity, cooperation and understanding
India’s Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) is all set to introduce ACS
amongst the stakeholders. This initiative
to make Kempegowda International Airdemonstrates the airport’s commitment
port (KIA) a ‘Smart Airport’ – digitised
to be the bell-weather in creating the new
and seamlessly connected, to further
generation digital infrastructure at the
streamline air logistics.
airport. It is also the keystone for facilitating the digital trade corridor between
The implementation of ACS will eliminate paperwork at KIA, enable faster
Atlanta and Schiphol airport.”
processing of transactions, reduce dupli“As it is being used, the system
Executive Vice Presidentcation of information and streamline probuilds up data and begins to learn the
Global Strategy & Development,
cesses, making information available
behaviour of the individual users. Over
prior to cargo reaching the airport.
time, this will enable it to give advice to
BIAL has signed an e-agreement with
improve efficiency, such as suggesting a
We are working on a launch plan in
Logistics Solutions to develop the
better pick-up time or proposing an alcollaboration with Nallian, a Belgian
ternative route,” Paige added.
provider of data platforms for logistics
Kale is working closely with Microsoft
“At BIAL, our vision is to make Banhubs. One element we are looking at
airport a cargo hub, equipped with
to implement artificial intelligence and
is truck scheduling. We don’t have the
infrastructure and cutmachine learning into the ACS system
congestion problems other airports
to deliver efficient
which will enable it to handle complex
have, but trucks are idling when they
digital transforairfreight-related scenarios that could arise
come to the airport. A scheduling
mation efforts, together with our cargo
at the airport or elsewhere in the supply
system can reduce the carbon
community, we are excited to implement
chain. The system can then intelligently
footprint and truck waiting time. There
a data-sharing platform,” said Satyaki
predict, assign, and if required, prioritise
is still too much paper involved.
Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Develthe allocation of docks for trucks waiting
opment Officer, BIAL.
at the marshalling yard.
“This reinforces BIAL’s commitment
Earlier this year, Dallas/Fort Worth
to support the airport cargo community and bolster the
International Airport (DFW) got the green light from its
growth of Bangalore airport as a cargo hub. The demonBoard of Directors for cargo community system to take off
strated efficiencies of the Kale Logistics’ ACS will ensure
with a ceiling of $447,430 that will run for two years, with
development of a technologically-enabled cargo community
options to renew for three additional one-year periods.
at Bangalore airport,” Raghunath added.
John Ackerman, Executive Vice President- Global Strategy & Development, DFW Airport said, “We are working on
“In the digital age, airports must be nimble to manage
a launch plan in collaboration with Nallian, a Belgian provider
issues related to security, rising costs, unprecedented lockdowns and curfews. Kale’s ACS for BIAL is a next-gen comof data platforms for logistics hubs, one of which powers BRUcloud, the cloud-based CCS of Brussels Airport. One element
munity platform, which will enable collaboration between
we are looking at is truck scheduling. We don’t have the congesstakeholders in the supply chain to launch new services and
tion problems other airports have, but trucks are idling when
deliver superior customer experiences,” said Amar More,
they come to the airport. A scheduling system can reduce the
CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions.
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