WFS and Kale Test Truck Reservation System at JFK
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Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services piloted a truck slot reservation system at its New York JFK facility in conjunction with IT provider Kale Info Solutions.
About 50 organizations and more than 160 individual users, including truckers and ground handlers, have been enrolled in the pilot test, which began in December 2021.
Kale Info Solutions, the US subsidiary of global IT provider Kale Logistics Solutions, said the trial reduced truck wait times by up to 66% for exports and 48% for imports.
“Truck congestion is becoming a major challenge at North American airports and ports, and JFK, being a significant problem, requires an intelligent system to manage the movement of goods seamlessly,” said Amar More, CEO of Kale LogisticsSolutions.
“We have helped several airport and port communities around the world overcome such challenges and we are excited to work with WFS and the JFK cargo community to forever change the way cargo is picked up and delivered in New York City through this initiative.”
The pilot project included the integration of Kale’s ACS truck and location management module with WFS’ warehouse management system, ePic.
“At WFS, we envision a digital transformation of our processes that can allow us to manage cargo more efficiently and address the root causes of congestion,” said Rinzing Wangyal, vice president, Worldwide Flight Services.
“We have created a digital infrastructure with an integrated system and the results of the pilot are very encouraging.
“Reviewing the benefits of the pilot phase and encouraging feedback from the freight community, we will soon be rolling it out to all of our facilities at JFK and other stations across North America.”
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