CSMIA and Siemens successfully integrate their logistics systems for a seamless experience


GVK MIAL-managed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Friday announced its collaboration with Siemens.

MIAL which collaborated with Siemens with the objective of creating a single digital access point for all stakeholders for information and seamless communications said it has successfully integrated the GMAX Air Cargo Community System (ACS) with the Siemens system-driven logistics program.

The MIAL Air Cargo has upgraded GMAX with new features to allow for easy integration with system-driven logistics of cargo-allied agencies, both internationally and domestically, allowing for a highly transparent, agile, and effective supply chain.

The upgraded version enables the agency to enter and view the data directly, thereby avoiding duplicate data entries and to receive updates on real-time cargo status.

“Technology plays a very crucial role in ensuring seamless processes at MIAL Air Cargo, and was the primary motivation behind the launch of GMAX in 2013. With the latest upgrade of the portal, we are providing our stakeholders with a single digital point of access to ensure data accuracy and provide real-time cargo status and updates amongst other benefits. The ease of integration of the portal with Siemens speaks volumes about the relevance and future scope of GMAX (ACS from Kale) towards air cargo operations. It also enables us to further extend this service to import consignees, regulators and global airports initially to start with CEIV certified partner airports in a phased manner.”

~Manoj Singh, Sr. VP – Head of Cargo, MIAL

“Time criticality is an essential factor for Siemens. With ACS integration we made the right move to give our organization and Stakeholders the immediate value needed during these uncertain times. When we thought about IT solutions for Air Cargo, Kale was our first choice. Their proven track record of delivering cutting edge technologies for fortune 500 companies globally stands as a testimony to their capabilities. We strongly believe Kale’s ACS will help us meet our long-term strategic business initiatives.

~Dr. Pramod Sant, VP- Head of Import, Export and Customs of Siemens India

A single web-based air cargo community portal launched by MIAL in 2013, GMAX brings together all the various modules of different stakeholders into one module for ease in cargo transactions for all.

ACS is developed by Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale), a global leader in creating digital airport cargo communities. Siemens Ltd.  aims to have a real-time visibility of their shipment movement with standard milestone tracking capabilities along with other useful information from the ACS.

Expressing his delight over the development, Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions said, “We are delighted to have the likes of Siemens, which is one of the most reputed multinational companies in the world connecting directly and benefiting from the ACS system in Mumbai. Logistics is all about speed, visibility and connecting different stakeholders for efficiency. This is probably another global first for the Mumbai air cargo community wherein the exporter/importer has connected directly with the ACS. We are proud to be part of this initiative and are committed to digitally transform the airport cargo community globally.”

“COVID-19 has reinforced the need for organizations to look beyond their traditional field service operations and adopt ways to stay resilient by means of intelligent technologies as the economy adjusts to this new, remote way of doing business. Siemens has taken the first step towards this new normal way of operating.”

~Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions

The Air Cargo portal is designed in such a way that it supports IATA initiatives like e-Freight, e-AWB and digitization. The GMAX feature has embedded majority of the benefits offered by Blockchain which will further enhance the cargo operations.

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