Kale introduces Maritime Single Window services for paperless trade
Designed on the principles of United Nations and IMO recommendation for trade facilitations, it promotes paperless trade through digitization.
Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale) has introduced its 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.