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   Vol. 21 No. 5
Tuesday January 25, 2022
Slap With A Velvet Glove
Donna Mullins

     Air cargo back to work this week in U.S. taking stock and facing what is next, now that The Airforwarders Association AirCargo 2022 is in the books.
     Early reviews seem positive for the first industry event of the year and the biggest gathering anywhere in two years, drawing praise from folks we talked to up and down the line.
     For some you get the feeling that the AC 2022 experience was a bracing wake up, a slap in the face with a velvet glove
     “Thanks—I needed that!” air cargo smiled.
     Donna Mullins, Vice President, Kale Info Solutions, (USA) a subsidiary of Kale Logistics Solutions is about breaking down barriers and finding new roads.
     “Congestion is the combination of multiple inefficiencies at varying stages of the cargo move to its destination.
     “We have to mentally prepare for business changes,” Donna declared.
     “Jennifer Coulter-Lissman of TOC Logistics International, Inc. reminded us that we have to “take knowledge back to our staff.”
     Taking this knowledge back does help industry stakeholders to emotionally prepare, as Dan Muscatello said, “Not only doing things differently, but also doing different things.”
     “As I shared with the conference attendees,” Donna said, "we can all make small changes to accomplish great things.
     “As every link in the chain makes small improvements to strength their section, the chain will become more efficient.
     “Air cargo is predicated to increase 5% year over year for the next 5 to 10 years, that’s a 25%-50% increase in cargo capacity on an already over stressed air cargo community.
     “Doing nothing would create a backlog and delay in a way that, well, could be 25%-50% worse than what we are currently experiencing.
     “No single stakeholder needs to make drastic process or procedural changes to increase efficiencies in air cargo transportation.
     “Some good suggestions were made by the panel on how the stakeholders can work closer as a community,” Donna said.
     “If you’ll forgive the pun, 'We are family'. We are connected, like it or not, to each other.
     “Service is provided by some stakeholders to other stakeholders, but no billings are done.
     “One area where Kale Info Solutions can help, is bringing communication to the air cargo family with our patented and proven Air Cargo Community Systems.
     “We provide solutions for the movement on the information of the cargo.
     “Airlines, brokers, forwarders, handlers, and truckers move the cargo and documentation; Kale’s ACS Truck Slot Management moves information on the status of the cargo’s movement and allows the handlers and truckers to coordinate the exchange of the cargo in less time with real-time updates of the dock-in, POD/warehouse acceptance, and dock-out. Having this visibility gives the stakeholders the ability to better service the shipper and consignee as well,” Donna said.

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