India’s first online e-Booking platform for air cargo launched


Kale Logistics Solutions is offering a comprehensive suite of IT solutions for the logistics domain. Recently, the company launched a specialised e-Booking platform under the brand RIGEL at WINGS INDIA 2018 at Hyderabad, India (pictured).

This One Stop e-Booking Platform is India’s first comprehensive online platform to assist cargo rate discovery and booking procedures for the air cargo industry. Absence of a single online source that can provide information pertaining to availability of cargo routes and the corresponding reservation rates to exporters, freight forwarders and Custom brokers has made the process tedious and prone to malpractices.

With Kale’s online e-Booking platform, routes, rates and schedules for cargo booking are readily accessible through the system, thereby benefitting the concerned stakeholders. It also ensures that compliances for further processing of the shipment are met at the point of booking.

This booking data is reusable for further shipment processing by way of connecting to other stakeholders such as airports and airlines. The platform is equipped with comprehensive modules for such as quote management, multi-channel booking with EDI communication with airlines, GST invoicing, e-payment gateway, tracking and reporting for all stakeholders.

Commenting on the launch, Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation secretary, Rajiv Nayan Choubey says: “Platforms such as RIGEL have become a necessity in today’s trade eco-system. It is a new era IT-solution to a complex age-old problem whose time has come. Trade facilitation initiatives like RIGEL provide the much necessary digital support to drive ease of business. Its potential reach is multimodal.

“Moreover, it also brings stakeholders, including the shippers from the hinterlands of India, under a single platform thus allowing an opportunity to discuss and find constructive solutions for the furtherance of the industry along with necessary compliance being met. RIGEL reaffirms the role of technology in streamlining and improving the air cargo trade scenario.”