Bangalore Airport to streamline air logistics with roll out of ACS


Taking a step closer to making the vision of a ‘Smart Airport- digitized and seamlessly connected’ into a reality, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is all set to introduce the airport cargo community system (ACS), to further streamline air logistics.

The multi-stakeholder involvement in cargo operations of each shipment, requires over 30 types of documents on average, in multiple copies. This results in significant duplication of documentation. The process also leads to increased dwell time and supply chain disruption.

With the introduction of ACS, the paperwork at Bangalore airport will be eliminated and it will enable faster processing of transactions, reduce duplication of information as well as streamline processes, making information available ahead of cargo reaching the airport.

The BIAL has inked a pact with Kale Logistics Solutions for the development of the ACS platform.

“At BIAL, our vision is to make Bangalore airport a cargo hub, equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting-edge technology to deliver efficient operations. As part of our digital transformation efforts, together with our cargo community, we are excited to implement a data-sharing platform,”

Satyaki Raghunath, chief strategy and development officer, BIAL

“This reinforces BIAL’s commitment to support the airport cargo community and bolster the growth of Bangalore airport as a cargo hub. The demonstrated efficiencies of the Kale Logistics’ ACS will ensure the development of a technologically-enabled cargo community at Bangalore airport,” Raghunath added.

“In the digital age, airports must be nimble to manage issues related to security, rising costs, unprecedented lockdowns, and curfews. Kale’s ACS for BIAL is a next-gen community platform, which will enable collaboration between stakeholders in the supply chain to launch new services and deliver superior customer experiences.”

Amar More, CEO, of Kale Logistics Solutions

“Our ACS is developed on the principle of enabling a cohesive ecosystem of partnership and driving efficiency in air cargo operations with the highest level of data accuracy, security, and compliance,” More added.

ACS- a single window electronic platform that brings together all cargo stakeholders, including customs, customs brokers, shippers, airlines, trucking companies, ground and cargo handlers, and freight forwarders, facilitating the seamless movement of goods and data across the logistics ecosystem.

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