Chicago Rockford Airport Targets Full Digitalisation With Kale’s Cargo Community System

Kale Info Solutions (Kale), the US subsidiary of Kale Logistics Solutions, has entered into a partnership with Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD), to implement its Airport Cargo Community System (ACS). This was announced at the 13th annual Air Cargo Handling & Logistics conference on September 6th.

The ACS will reduce manual documentation and data entry time for airport cargo handlers thus increasing efficiency at the airport, and reducing truck and cargo flow congestion. The system will allow cargo handlers to receive real-time updates on estimated cargo arrival times. Also, slot booking via a mobile app will enable trucking companies and ground handlers to coordinate land freight movements. By eliminating waiting times this enables efficient resource allocation.

This decision follows air cargo throughput at RFD tripling annually over the last five years. There has also been a 25% increase in volumes in 2021, as the airport becomes an increasingly important Midwest hub for e-commerce as well as international trade.

Mike Dunn, Executive Director, RFD stated: “As the fastest growing cargo airport on the planet, we’ve partnered with Kale to provide the RFD cargo community with the most efficient, transparent cargo IT platform in the marketplace. Kale will allow us to further streamline the digitisation and movement of cargo at RFD today and to keep up with the demands of our growing cargo operations in the future.”

Amar More, President, Kale Info Solutions said: “This agreement marks another step forward in Kale’s strategy to expand its customer base in North America. Our ACS is built on the principle of enabling a cohesive ecosystem and driving efficiencies in air cargo operations with the highest level of data accuracy, security, and compliance. We look forward to helping RFD enhance business efficiencies at the airport, attract more airlines, and drive its sustainability credentials.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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