Kale and WFS reduce truck wait times at JFK

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Kale Logistics CEO Amar More


Truck wait times have been reduced at JFK Airport with the trial of a new IT solution from Kale Info Solutions, part of Kale Logistics.

The Artificial Intelligence Solution has reduced truck wait times by 66% for exports and 48% for imports. It is part of a pilot test taking place at Worldwide Flight Services at JFK Airport. The solution will now be rolled out all WFS facilities in North America.

WFS vp Rinzing Wangyal says: “We have created a digital infrastructure with an integrated system and the results of the pilot are very encouraging.”

Around 50 organisations and more than 160 individual users, including truckers and ground handling operatives, were enrolled onto the pilot test, which began in December 2021.

Kale Logistics Solutions CEO Amar More says: “Truck congestion is becoming a major challenge in North American airports and ports, and JFK, being a significant one, requires a smart system to handle cargo movement seamlessly.

“We have helped several airport and port communities across the world in overcoming such challenges and are excited to work with WFS and the JFK cargo community in changing the way cargo is picked up and delivered in New York forever through this initiative.”

The pilot included integration of Kale’s ACS truck and slot management module with WFS’ state-of-the-art warehouse management system, ePic, to create a digital transformation of the exports and imports processes.

The system addresses the causes of congestion such as bunching of truck traffic, lack of information for operational planning to handlers, paperwork at the airport, and visibility of airport operations to the stakeholders.

Wangyal adds: “At WFS at we are looking at digital transformation of our processes that can enable us to handle cargo more efficiently and address the root causes of congestion.

“Looking at the benefits delivered by the pilot phase and encouraging feedback from the cargo community, we will soon be rolling this out across all our facilities in JFK and other stations in North America.”

Kale helped set up the first air cargo community system in the US at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2020 and has since continued to drive ACS adoption and stakeholder collaboration at airports in the region and across the globe.

CEO Amar More has been speaking this week on the ‘Shaping the Future panel’ at the TIACA Executive Summit in San Francisco.