Digitization powers CO2 reductions at Atlanta airport

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Using digital tools has helped the Atlanta Airport Community prevent nine tonnes of CO2 from being emitted since the beginning of 2021. That’s equivalent to planting more than 400 trees.

A study by Kale Info Solutions Inc, the North America division of Kale Logistics Solutions, looked at 1,839 shipments, 389 trucks, and 680 tonnes of cargo going through Atlanta Airport for the first seven months of 2021.

In total, more than 5,650 litres of fuel, US$69,000 of labour costs, and 1,945 man-hours were saved by using slot management to organize and facilitate the arrival and loading of trucks at the airport.

The airport is using Kale’s Single Window System that enables electronic communications between multiple supply chain stakeholders.

“We want to add momentum to the global sustainability drive and be a major influencer for airports, ports, and supply chains across the world to go paperless, improve digital connectivity, and reduce carbon emissions,” said Amar More, president and CEO, Kale Info Solutions, USA.

“We estimate that digital solutions like the ones developed by Kale can reduce paper usage by eight million pieces of paper annually at an airport – the equivalent of planting 1,500 trees – and reduce cargo dwell times by up to 70 percent, lowering carbon emissions and fuel expenses.”

Kale recently launched a Maritime Single Window IT solution providing a single point of data entry for documentary requirements and procedures at ports as part of its ongoing drive to digitize supply chains.

The Tuticorin VOC Port, in Tamil Nadu, India, where the Kale Port Community System is used, showed that a port handling around one million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) can save enough carbon to plant the equivalent of up to 4,000 trees annually by adopting paperless operations.

“CO2 emissions from trucks on the port premises can be reduced by up to 75 percent through improved management of truck wait times by using a slot management system,” said Vineet Malhotra, co-founder and director, Kale Logistics Solutions.

In addition to improved environmental impacts, businesses that have adopted solutions from Kale have reported productivity increases of up to 70 percent.