Efforts are coming in all forms to support Malaysia’s competitiveness in its transport and logistics sectors as plans to introduce a platform that will connect stakeholders of Kuala Lumpur International Airport are underway.
Air cargo software provider Kale Logistics Solutions and tech company Dagang NeXchange (DNeX), through its subsidiary Dagang Net, have signed a partnership agreement to introduce the Airport Cargo Community System (ACS) platform in Malaysia.
The ACS is a neutral and open platform, enabling intelligent and secure information exchange between public and private stakeholders and is planned to be integrated with other community systems such as the National Single Window (NSW) and Port Community Systems (PCS) for trade facilitation.
Vineet Malhotra, co-founder and director at Kale Logistics Solutions, said the latest development presents a powerful case that cargo community platforms need to integrate to bring greater value. And the plan is to create a global network of smart logistics hubs, starting in Malaysia.
“Our role is to support businesses, especially SMEs, by providing an efficient and comprehensive global logistics network that can serve a larger international customer base and reduce trade barriers.”
DNeX says the partnership with Kale complements Dagang Net’s capability to grow trade facilitation e-services for air mode through the ACS platform.
“The ACS enables seamless electronic transactions, equipped with intelligent and secure information exchange among stakeholders to enhance the airport community competitiveness,” commented Tan Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, Group Managing Director.
“This, in turn, can contribute to efforts in improving Malaysia’s competitiveness in its transport and logistics sectors as well as overall operational efficiency, connectivity, and productivity across the country’s supply chain,” he noted.
Dagang Net has been using electronic Customs-related services to ease trade facilitation and streamline international trading processes for imports and exports, trade and logistics industries, and this initiative is aligned with the company’s direction, he added.
Both Kale and Dagang Net are part of the Pan Asia e-Commerce Alliance (PAA), a 16-member regional e-commerce alliance in Asia that aims to promote and provide secure, trusted, reliable and value-adding IT infrastructure and facilities for efficient global trade and logistics.