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Kale introduces single window services for paperless trade

Kale Logistics Solutions, a 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 digitisation.

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 per cent 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.

“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.”

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