A digital freight corridor between two countries enhances shipment visibility and optimises flow of cargo data. The collaboratively created digital corridor facilitates flow of information within the stakeholder chain and optimises cargo visibility across the stakeholder network. These digital data corridors can evolve from connecting one cargo network like airport community in one country to airport community in the other country. These hubs can connect multiple countries using the simple principle of data federation and trust.
Kale has conceptualized and is working in partnership with Cargonaut a cargo community system provider in Netherlands in creating world’s first digital air freight corridor between Mumbai and Schiphol airport. This digital corridor aims at creating a completely transparent supply chain in the first phase through exchange of real-time status of shipments between India and the Netherlands and in the second phase exchange of shipment data to eliminate duplicate processes. Based on the framework of Blockchain which enables all players in the community to connect with each other on the basis of mutual trust, irrespective of type, size, modality and jurisdiction.
Trade has long been a driving force of economic growth. New production systems, integration of global value chains and trends toward reliance on just-in-time delivery systems mean that more than ever, trade needs to be faster and more reliable. This calls for increasing the quantity and quality of information exchange. Digital connectivity and data flows are supported by hard and soft infrastructure, ranging from cables and wires to data flow regulations, which enable trade transactions.
Digital corridors effectively connect Airport Community Systems (ACS) at the respective countries on either side of the corridor. Technology enables seamless connectivity and digitalisation is a tool to ensure this efficacy.
The Kale – Cargonaut pioneering initiative – air freight digital corridor between Mumbai and Schiphol airport – will help to reduce unnecessary administrative paperwork involved in shipment movement between the two countries, thus strengthening and easing cargo and data movement.
This initiative is powered by Blockchain framework for data security and trust. The interface is capable of facilitating exchange of cargo status at each individual location, followed by interchange of actual shipment data. The platform forms a trusted network with between Mumbai and Schiphol which is ‘network of trusted networks.
The collaboration between Kale Logistics and Cargonaut fits perfectly in our mutual aim to create a Network of Trusted Networks. Together we can establish a ‘virtual’ platform for our joined customers in India and The Netherlands. Trade Facilitation initiatives like these are the way to the future in which airport communities, together with Governments work closely together to improve, speed-up and simplify the Air Cargo business for all involved. – Mr. Nanne Onland, CEO of Cargonaut.