Dnata develops new cargo platform with Kale Logistics

The new e-commerce software is set to build upon the company’s existing application, helping to improve freight operations in Dubai

Air and travel services provider, dnata has partnered with global IT company, Kale Logistics Solutions to create an e-commerce platform for cargo operations in the UAE.

The new platform is set to be built upon the firm’s existing programme – CALOGI – which the two companies plan to update to incorporate a digital appointment and customs services management amenity for customers.

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Dnata inaugurated the original software in 2008 in Dubai. According to the organisation, it consists of a highly integrated, cost-effective trading system for supply chain stakeholders including sales agents, airlines, logistics providers and ground handlers.

CALOGI also allows the cargo community to work in a paperless workspace.

Building upon this platform, both companies plan to enable partners to connect with their customers and authorities on one programme. It is also expected that clients will be able to integrate existing workflows through application programming software (APIs) and utilise its new functions.

“Our new e-commerce platform will help our supply chain partners and customers in Dubai optimise their operations and reduce costs through improved processes and enhanced visibility into their businesses,” said Bernd Leo Struck, dnata’s senior vice president for UAE Cargo and DWC Airline Services. “It also paves the way for a more sustainable business model, promoting paperless and cashless trade through collaboration and automation. We look forward to working with Kale on this exciting project.”

Amar More, CEO of Kale Logistics, added: “We are very proud to collaborate with dnata in creating the next generation community e-commerce platform in Dubai. dnata and Dubai set a very high benchmark for the logistics industry, and we are happy to contribute to the growth of cargo in the region.”

Over the past few years, the aviation services provider has been focussing on its digital transformation by integrating new technologies into its operations.

One of dnata’s most recent developments was the freight handling platform used in Dubai, known as Appointment and Dock Management. This helps ensure the efficient planning, processing and transparency of cargo management.

This system is hoped to interlink with the modernised CALOGI platform, planning to reduce freight handling time by 60%.