Vancouver International is to adopt Kale’s Airport Cargo Community System. A proof of concept will take place ahead of full implementation of the solution, which aims to streamline cargo flows and address truck congestion, which continue to affect many North American airports as cargo volumes swell.
Kale’s system will enable advance shipment notifications to be sent from shippers, agents, and truckers to cargo handlers and airlines at the airport, bringing real-time updates on estimated arrival times, as well as details of cargo on board.
Advance truck slot booking capabilities will enable trucking companies and ground handlers to coordinate landside freight movements.
Kale’s mobile app allows slots to be booked dynamically and adjusted automatically, in line with peaks and troughs in truck arrivals at the airport.
Earlier this year, Kale successfully piloted the truck slot and dock management module of its Airport Cargo Community System with Worldwide Flight Services at New York JFK, reducing truck waiting times by up to 66% for exports and 48% for imports.