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Maritime Single Window – a step towards greener and efficient Ports


July 26, 2021


Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale), a leading provider of IT solutions to the global logistics industry is now offering Maritime Single Window (MSW) services under its Port Community System – CODEX.  Designed on the principles of United Nations and IMO recommendation for trade facilitations, it promotes paperless trade through digitization.


Though most Sea Ports have been relatively slow in embracing automation and digitization as compared to other modes of transportation, however, the pace is now starting to accelerate. Ports are facing a shortage of human resources, non-availability of the right information of and from Port Users, poor data quality, siloes of operations and difficulty in handling exceptions. Technological innovation plays a key role in developing solutions to provide a solution to these challenges. Port Community System (PCS) is a good example.


As per a study conducted by Kale, a port handling around 1 million TEUs can save up to 4,000 trees annually with paperless operations. CO2 emission from trucks around the port premises can be reduced by 70% by managing truck wait times at the port gate through advance slot management.


Maritime Single Window (MSW) is a single point of data entry for documentary requirements and procedures in maritime transport. MSW enables seamless exchange of information such as vessel, berth and maritime information between Shipping Lines, Line agents, container owners, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators and Customs including other regulatory agencies. With multiple stakeholders engaged in the marine supply chain, the MSW platform shall be a real tech-enabler and enable paperless operations and bring down maritime dwell time significantly.





Vineet Malhotra, Director, Kale Logistics Solutions said, “In these tumult times, Kale stands with the industry by enabling business continuity and Kale’s Maritime Single Window is specifically crafted to overcome data redundancies and manual document exchange. We have been helping Ports and the allied maritime community across the world realize their vision of building resilient, adaptable, and purpose-driven Ports that deliver business growth and sustainability.”


He further adds, “The MSW also fully supports FAL compliance from IMO. With next-gen technologies like blockchain, AI, IoT and data clouds embedded into this PCS 3.0, we are confident to deliver elevated client experiences and innovative green solutions.”



Incorporated in 2010, Kale Logistics Solutions is a trusted global IT solutions partner for several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, offering a comprehensive suite of IT solutions for the Logistics Industry. With in-depth domain knowledge and technical expertise, Kale has created a suite of comprehensive IT enterprise systems and Cargo Community Platforms, which offer a single electronic window capable of supporting operational flows, percolating data to various stakeholders and facilitating the paperless exchange of trade-related information between stakeholders. Kale’s community and enterprise solutions cater to a wide network of Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) and help strengthen and improve their operational and business capabilities. With offices in Thane, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, and Mauritius, and 4500+ clients worldwide across 20 countries, Kale Logistics Solutions is a major player in the Industry.


Kale’s solutions help Freight Forwarders, NVOCC, LCL Consolidators, Shipping Line Agents, Stevedores, Surveyors, Container Freight Stations, Equipment Control Providers, Vessel Charterers, Custom House Agents, 3PL, Warehouse Operators, Transportation Providers, other Logistics Service Users, and Airport Cargo Terminal Operators achieve faster growth, standardized processes and operational efficiencies.


For more information, please contact:

Rajni Patwardhan

Phone: +91-22-41134113