Kale Logistics Solutions has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NorthLink Aviation to build the next generation of digital cargo infrastructure at NorthLink’s express freight and e-commerce terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).
NorthLink and Kale have jointly developed a multi- layered digital roadmap to create digital cargo infrastructure at ANC comprised of process automation platforms for e-commerce and cargo handling, a stakeholder collaboration platform, and other cross-border management tools. This infrastructure will help NorthLink create digital differentiation and support its vision of a revolutionary and vibrant logistics hub at Anchorage.
In 2022, ANC ranked third in activity among worldwide cargo airports. NorthLink intends to leverage this opportunity to unlock Anchorage’s unrealized potential as a global logistics hub with an emphasis on cross border e-commerce (CBEC).
To accomplish this goal, NorthLink Aviation is building essential airport infrastructure at ANC to serve air cargo carriers. NorthLink has entered into a 55-year concession for a 120-acre property on the airport’s South Park campus and is developing infrastructure for aircraft parking, fueling, de-icing, and related warehouse and office space.
NorthLink’s objective is to grow Anchorage as a hub for logistics by maximising ANC’s strategic location and combining infrastructure, technology, and service to increase profits for NorthLink’s customers. To accomplish this objective, NorthLink plans to take a leading role in sustainability and digitalization, as both are vital components of its strategy.
“It is a proud moment for Kale to partner with NorthLink at the world’s third-busiest cargo airport. We are excited by the possibilities that Anchorage offers, and even more excited by NorthLink’s bold vision and passion. We firmly believe that technology is no longer a ‘nice to have’ or a ‘necessary evil,’ but indeed is a business driver for the logistics industry. We look forward to a productive journey with NorthLink,” Amar More, Co-Founder and CEO of Kale Logistics Solutions, said.
“NorthLink is committed to developing and operating a world-class facility and responding to air cargo stakeholders’ evolving needs. We believe Kale is the right partner because of its comprehensive suite of technology offerings for the entire air cargo value chain. Kale’s digital infrastructure, combined with our vision for the logistics industry at ANC, is a recipe for success,” Sean Dolan, CEO of NorthLink Aviation said.