Thailand achieves over 220 times growth in EDI transactions with Kale Logistics platform

posted on 27th March 2019 by Justin Burns

Thailand International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA EDI Services) said it has crossed a major milestone of achieving over 220 times growth in volume of EDI transactions handled since the implementation of Kale Logistics Solutions’ PING services on their ezyCompliance platform in 2014.

Several other performance parameters such as savings of up to 80 per cent on each on ENS / AMS filings and an increase of about eight times in MAWB filings were other significant accomplishments by TIFFA EDI Services.

e-freight is an IATA initiative aimed at removing paper documents from the supply chain and replacing the same with digital information exchange. It is an initiative developed with regional stakeholder representatives to eliminate paper air waybill (AWB) and replace it with electronic data interchange (EDI) message formats.

The eFreight initiative is being implemented across several countries including Thailand. e-AWB (electronic air waybill) significantly simplifies the air-freight supply chain movement by removing paper air waybill. The initial focus has been on attaining 100 per cent e-AWB worldwide.

As Thailand is a key country in terms of AWB volume (and hence an e-AWB potential market), the focus for TIFFA EDI Services first has been to implement e-AWB and later expand the technology adoption to include e-freight compliance.

Thailand air cargo community has had the opportunity to lead the e-Freight compliance movement in the region with prominent industry bodies like Thailand International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA EDI Services) driving the technology adoption.

Kale Logistics Solutions director, Amar More said, “It has been our pleasure and privilege to partner up with TIFFA EDI Services in their pathbreaking journey towards achieving this significant growth milestone.

“As a company, Kale Logistics Solutions is committed to empower and integrate all stakeholders of the logistics value chain to enable, accelerate and facilitate global trade. We are glad that we could provide the necessary technological innovation and support to TIFFA EDI Services for their growth story.

“PING services has capability to push the global e-AWB adoption globally and we strive to work towards creating digital air freight communities worldwide using such innovations”.

TIFFA EDI Services managing director, Anusorn Lovichitsaid added: “The PING or Bureau Service has proven to be as effective as expected in ramping new customers to be onboard quickly for us, conveniently and inexpensively. There has been an increase in the number of customers handled on this platform by eighteen times in between 2014 and 2018.

“We are confident that this platform will further facilitate trade in addition to Thailand’s National Single Window for electronic transactions which is emerging as a key requirement for global trade.”