Kale Logistics Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding with NorthLink Aviation to build the next generation of digital cargo infrastructure at its express freight and e-commerce terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).
NorthLink’s objective is to grow Anchorage as a logistics hub for cross-border e-commerce by maximizing the airport’s strategic location and combining infrastructure, technology, and service to increase profits for its customers.
The two companies have jointly developed a ‘multilayered digital roadmap’ to create digital cargo infrastructure at ANC, which is expected to set NorthLink apart from the rest and support its vision for the airport.
NorthLink entered into a 55-year concession agreement 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.
The company said it plans to take a leading role in sustainability and digitalization, and the partnership with Kale will involve process automation platforms for e-commerce and cargo handling, a stakeholder collaboration platform, and other cross-border management tools.
ANC ranked third in activity among worldwide cargo airports in 2022, and Kale said NorthLink intends to leverage this opportunity to unlock the airport’s potential as a global logistics hub for cross-border e-commerce.