BUD selects KALE for its digital transformation

Signing the deal to digitally revolutionize cargo operations at BUD. Image: Meantime Communications

First came the cargo strategy, then the physical infrastructure, and now – with an ever-increasing number of air cargo customers serving the gateway, Budapest Airport has partnered with Kale Info Solutions to implement its Airport Cargo Community System (ACS). A choice that other airports in North America, India, UAE, and Turkey have already opted to take with proven success. Kale has even been recognition by the United Nations for its “innovative approach to trade facilitation,” the press release underlines. Kale’s next-generation cargo community platform facilitates paperless operations and comes with many features centered around air cargo’s developing business requirements. It streamlines information exchange between the different cargo handlers and integrators operating at the airport. Whereas in the past, they used separate IT systems for data collection, reporting and transmission to the airport and the relevant authorities, leading to error-prone, time-consuming double/parallel-date entry, now Kale’s ACS system streamlines the information in a single source giving stakeholders enhanced visibility and transparency, real-time tracking and monitoring of cargo movements, and automated regulatory compliance checks.

József Kossuth, Cargo Director for BUD, commented: “Budapest Airport aims to become the main cargo hub in the Central and Eastern European region. We are on the right track, as the dedicated development of the BUD Cargo City in recent years has provided world-class infrastructure, which, combined with excellent connectivity and a tight-knit cargo community, is attracting more and more partners. We are now the fastest growing airport in the region in terms of cargo volume, as we handled a record 201,306 tons in 2023 with +48.5% increase compared to 2019. The introduction of the new Airport Cargo Community System adds an important innovative feature to BUD’s profile, further strengthening the hub function of the airport. The ACS will serve as a centralized platform, facilitating seamless communication and data exchange among all stakeholders involved in the cargo handling process.” Vineet Malhotra, Co-Founder, and Director of Kale Logistics Solutions, stated: “We are excited to partner with Budapest Airport in introducing our ACS, which will play a pivotal role in optimizing cargo operations and enhancing overall efficiency. As a leading technology provider to airports worldwide, we are proud to bring our expertise and best practices to this collaboration, ensuring the highest standards of service and innovation. Through this collaboration, we aim to set new benchmarks in cargo handling and contribute to the continued growth and success of Budapest Airport, as a key logistics hub in Europe.

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