Kale Logistics Solutions said it is to “decode where the next threat for air cargo is coming” at Air Cargo Africa 2019 which takes in Johannesburg this week from 19-21 February.
Kale Logistics Solutions AVP, Vivek Pandit will be participating in the Round Table Discussion on ‘For air cargo industry, where’s the next threat coming from? UAVs or Amazons or Alibabas,’ during the three-day event.
In its past four editions, Air Cargo Africa has seen major participation from world players and key players from the African airfreight community.
Kale said Africa is at the apex for being increasingly known as an emerging market; and historically the air freight models in Africa have been predominantly imports-driven with a few exceptions such as Kenya, Ghana and Senegal, exporting perishables to EU/US/Asia Pacific.
And a large volume of finished goods and industrial components make up African imports, which are sensitive to commodity prices. Some of the other markets are net exporters, passing the airfreight cost burden to the landed cost.
At the same time, Postal and Alternative Distribution Systems are starting to raise their profile. In some African Countries Royalty Fees are making airfreight a very costly mode of transport. On the whole, African Airfreight constitutes about 2.2 per cent of global airfreight production.
The company said there is technology available today that digitally certifies and controls the total supply chain which eliminates the need for paperwork, with intra-customs communications and settlement services.
By locking the end-to-end statutory and shipment data with approved shippers and consignees, under a transparent set of transaction points, the need for labour-intensive and time-consuming delays is eliminated. Therein lies the benefit of digitalization.
Kale Logistics’ team will be exhibiting its next generation IT solutions for air cargo at the event at booth #48.
Kale Logistics Solutions director, Vineet Malhotra said: “The future holds a plethora of possibilities for the logistics industry in Africa. As a global IT solutions provider for the logistics industry, Kale Logistics Solutions is uniquely positioned to enable digitalisation of the African air cargo industry.
“We look forward to fruitful discussions with key players in the African region on how technology can address the challenges faced by the industry.”
(Pictured above is a conference session at Air Cargo Africa 2017 which was also held in Johannesburg)