Centre for Innovation for IT in Air Cargo Industry

The objective of the Center of Innovation is to groom the Air Cargo industry in adopting IT for an agile, effective and equipped Air Cargo business.


Glyn Hughes IATA Kale Logistics Vipul Jain


The second edition of Clear View – A Kale Thought Leadership Summit for Air Cargo took place in Athens, Greece in July this year. A first of its kind, this is an interactive platform, which encouraging participation from IATA, leading Airlines, Cargo Handlers, Industry Associations, Regulators and Prominent Industry Consultants from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

 

Kale has decided to invest an amount of USD 25,000 towards setting up a “Centre of Innovation in IT for Air Cargo” to provide a platform to build, discuss and make dialogues that take place in the Clear View, a reality.

 

Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, International Air Transport Association (IATA), said, “Clear View is the forum where leaders from the industry meet and talk about some of the challenges, and most importantly, the possible solutions. It is a wonderful forum for brain storming and coming up with actionable ideas that we can all work on because innovation is everybody’s job and that’s really what clear view is all about. The biggest challenge that the industry is facing now is the challenge of avoiding getting too relaxed, too lethargic about the current increase in volumes. Last 9-12 months have been fantastic in terms of increased volume. But now is the time when the industry really needs to embrace that if we want to keep this kind of growth growing, we need to innovate because one of the biggest risks we got is stagnation. Events such as Clear View and any other forum where the supply change partners come together, challenge each other which is critical, debate the issues and formulate an action plan for the future, is absolutely vital for the industry.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, Vipul Jain, Chairman, Kale Logistics said, “The Logistics industry has undergone severe transformation in the last year. Globalization, Digitization, innovation, eCommerce and the growing importance of customer centric approach are some parameters that have led the industry to undergo a paradigm shift.  The main aim at Clear View is to facilitate a discussion to understand the scope of challenges and opportunities that await the Air Cargo domain. Conducting such discussions on a platform such as Clear View, gives us an edge on comprehending the Air Cargo business holistically. The ultimate objective of this summit is to gain industry insights to create a sustainable model with cognizance of the present and future business trends.”