A “next-generation” e-commerce platform for Dubai’s cargo community has been developed by dnata and Kale Logistics Solutions.

    The partners said they would add new services such as appointment and customs services management to dnata’s existing ‘CALOGI’ e-commerce platform to provide “advanced digital solutions”.

    CALOGI offers an integrated trading platform to air cargo supply chain stakeholders, including general sales agents, airlines, forwarders, third-party logistics providers and ground handlers. Dnata said it was built mainly for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).

    The upgraded platform aims to connect partners with their customers and authorities on one platform, sharing information in real time among all users. Customers will be able to integrate the platform into existing workflows through APIs (application programming interface) and take advantage of all functions while interfacing with their own system, dnata said.

    “Our new e-commerce platform will help our supply chain partners and customers in Dubai optimise their operations and reduce costs through improved processes and enhanced visibility into their businesses,” said dnata’s senior vice president for UAE Cargo and DWC Airline Services Bernd Leo Struck.

    “It also paves the way for a more sustainable business model, promoting paperless and cashless trade through collaboration and automation. We look forward to working with Kale on this exciting project.”

    Kale Logistics Solutions’ CEO Amar More commented: “We are very proud to collaborate with dnata in creating the next generation community e-commerce platform in Dubai. Dnata and Dubai set a very high benchmark for the logistics industry, and we are happy to contribute to the growth of cargo in the region. We are confident that with our proven platform and with dnata’s partnership and experience, the Dubai cargo community will benefit immensely through the platform.”