Mumbai. Kale Logistics Solutions, a Leading Global IT Provider to the Airports, Logistics & Transportation segments announced July 18 that Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has gone live with Electronic Advance Manifest Filing using Kale’s GALAXY system.
The Advance Manifest filing is in conformance with IATA’s CARIMP messaging standards.
Bahrain customs needed to know the status for all the Import Shipments arriving on a given flight from airlines. Kale’s GALAXY system in use at BAS accepts the messages such as FFM, FWB, FHL from airlines ahead of flight arrival, verifies the syntax and version requirements before transmitting the same to Bahrain Customs.
In case such information for a given flight is not received from the airline or is not as per the agreed version, Kale’s GALAXY system is also able to generate relevant messages and transmit the same to Bahrain Customs System post flight finalisation. All incoming messages at BAS are also forwarded to Customs system while factoring certain required validations.
The system provides detailed daily reports such as Summary of Daily FFM-Received; failed among others and it is in conformance to e-Freight initiative being undertaken by Bahrain. The system will aid customs in better planning of activities for different type of commodities like – hazardous cargo, precious cargo & perishable cargo and will enable preventing mis-declaration of expected cargo and save considerable time & efforts for trade.
The system has been operational at BAS since the end of 2015 and has transmitted 100,000+ EDI messages with more than 95 per cent success rate.
On the successful implementation of this pioneering initiative, Mr Khalid Ali Al-Mahmood, Manager Cargo–Bahrain Airport Services said, “We worked very closely with Kale team and with the success of this new service we are proud to be associated with Bahrain Customs in enabling a EDI based Import Manifest Filing. This service is now available for all the airlines operating at Bahrain Airport. We are one of the first Airport to implement a e-CSD compliant system in Middle East and are actively promoting e-AWB in the region to make paper-free cargo movement a reality.”
“We are offering Advance Manifest service in several countries and it is a great initiative for cargo supply chain to comply with required standards. We are looking forward to making this service available to other countries as well as part of compliance with e-Freight initiative” said Mr Vineet Malhotra, Director, Kale Logistics Solutions
Kale is delivering its services to Bahrain Airport in partnership with K-soft Company WLL, who provides BAS with on ground support services.
GALAXY –Air Cargo Management System is a global application in use at leading Airports worldwide. It is a state-of-the-art ground handling solution designed for handling different cargo commodities such as General, Hazardous, Valuable (Precious), Courier and Mail, as per the normal handling done by Air Cargo Handlers.