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Kale Logistics Solutions Wins Best IT Solution Provider At India Cargo Awards 2022

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Kale Logistics Solutions Wins Best IT Solution Provider At India Cargo Awards 2022

The accolade was awarded to Kale for its provision of game-changing community platforms and enterprise solutions to the global logistics industry

Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale), trusted IT partner to the global logistics industry, was presented with the Best IT Solution Provider award at the India Cargo Awards 2022 on 30th March 2022.

Kale received the award for its services to the sector, and for demonstrating how technology can be a game changer for the logistics industry.

By leveraging next-generation technology, Kale has designed differentiated digital interventions to offer a host of business possibilities to the industry during the pandemic.

“This recognition reflects our vision and strategy, investments in innovation, customer-centric approach, and comprehensive portfolio of products and services,” said Vineet Malhotra, Co-Founder & Director, Kale Logistics Solutions.

“I thank all our customers for the great trust they continue to place in us.

“We continue to build the capabilities needed to drive their growth and transformation journeys.”

The India Cargo Awards are the first all-India platform to recognize the organizations behind the success of the cargo and logistics industries.

Winners of the awards are decided through a unique and unbiased internet-voting system.

The awards were established by the DDP Group, a leading B2B publishing house in India, South Asia, and the Middle East.

The awards ceremony was held at Hotel Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India, on the 30th March 2022 in the presence of industry colleagues.

In India, over 80% of cross-border cargo runs on Kale’s systems, and Kale now counts Mumbai International Airport, Bengaluru International Airport, Delhi International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Ahmedabad International Airport and many more amongst its customers.

All of these entities are handling cargo seamlessly using Kale’s best-in-class systems to reduce cargo dwell times, improve trade visibility and increase process transparency.

“Given our global footprint of 95 cargo handler sites across the world, we offer an unparalleled stack of solutions which are designed to empower all stakeholders of the supply chain,” said Suneet Gupta, Associate Vice President (AVP), Trade Facilitation, Kale Logistics Solutions.

“We envision to make technology available to all to accelerate global trade. We look forward to many such recognitions this year.”

Kale recently went live with its Port Community System in Indonesia and Thailand, additionally completing a proof of concept for its Truck Slot Management solution with WFS at New York JFK Airport last month.


Terrific Honorifics: Notable Names Recognized for Excellence

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey inducted into its International Maritime Hall of Fame:

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises Inc.;

James R. Mara, president emeritus, Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors’ Association;

James I. Newsome III, president and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority;

Nikolas P. Tsakos, president and CEO, Tsakos Energy Navigation Corp.;

and Lois K. Zabrocky, president, CEO and director, International Seaways Inc. 

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) 2021 Humanitarian Logistics Awards winners for Outstanding Contribution to Disaster Relief are:

CEVA Logistics, Palmer Logistics, Core-Mark International, J.B. Hunt Transport Services and the American Trucking Associations

Tucker Company Worldwide and received ALAN’s Director’s Partnership Award, and Dr. José Holguín-Veras of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dr. Hossein Zarei of Coventry University were bestowed Research and Academic Contributions awards. And students and staff from the W.P. Carrey School of Business at Arizona State University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Wisconsin-Madison received ALAN’s Student Engagement Award. 

The Port of Long Beach collected the most awards from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for 13 outstanding communications campaigns that were adapted or designed to meet the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The haul included nine AAPA Awards of Excellence, the equivalent of first-place trophies. Also winning multiple AAPA awards was the Port of Vancouver USA for its 2020 digital holiday card, virtual port tour video program and Overall Communications Excellence. 

C.H. Robinson 2021 Carrier of the Year winners include:

Berber Trucking, Tranquility, California;

Blunt Enterprise LLC, Mansfield, Missouri;

Daily Express, Inc., Carlisle, Pennsylvania;

Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., Dayton, Ohio;

Dieselgrid, Savannah, Georgia;

Freeport Logistics, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona;

Gabriela Transport Services, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada;

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc., New Ulm, Minnesota;

Millwood Trucking Inc., Nashville, Arkansas;

Nathan’s Trucking, New Berlin, Wisconsin;

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., Thomasville, North Carolina;

Rented Mule Express LLC, Chatsworth, Georgia;

Road Hogg Transport LLC, Hilliard, Ohio;

Seneca Foods Eastern Fleet, Geneva, New York;

Seneca Foods Western Fleet, Payette, Idaho;

Skyway Express, Inc., Chicago, Illinois;

and Timmons Transit, Inc., Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

For six years, Kenworth Truck Co., FASTPORT Trucking Track Mentoring Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program have teamed up to recognize America’s top rookie military veteran drivers.

The top finalists for the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence 2021 honor to be announced on Dec. 17 are:

Jimmy Reddell/U.S. Army, Army Reserves/Stevens Transport;

James Rose/U.S. Marines/PRIME Inc.;

and Christopher Slindee/U.S. Army/Knight Transportation.

The United Seamen’s Service 52nd annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award will be presented in New York this Dec. 3 to:

Kathy Metcalf, president and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America;

William Woodhour, president and CEO of Maersk Line, Ltd.;

and David Heindel, secretary-treasurer of the Seafarers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO and chairman of the International Transport Workers’ Federation’s Seafarers’ Section, representing 1.2 million seafarers worldwide. 

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) named Impello Global Insurance Services LLC the 2021 New Broker of the Year. Headquartered in Seattle, Impello Global is a relatively new specialty trade-credit and political risk-insurance brokerage firm that provides EXIM’s short- and medium-term export credit insurance, as well as assistance with EXIM’s long-term financing, for the West and Mountain regions of the country. In receiving the same award, Meridian Financial of Los Angeles became the second firm to get the honor for the fourth time.

Port of Vancouver

ACEC Oregon Recognizes Port of Vancouver’s WVFA for Engineering Excellence Award

Following the completion of the Port of Vancouver’s decade-long West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA) project, the America Council of Engineering Companies presented the port with this year’s Engineering Excellence Grand Award.

The $251 million project included a new port rail entrance along with 21 sub-projects and expanding the port’s rail corridor. The WVFA project award represents one of the four projects recognized for the Southern Washington and Northern Oregon regions.

“The WVFA has been the recipient of several American awards as well as one international award, and we should all be proud of our involvement in the project,” said Director of Engineering and Project Delivery Monty Edberg. “I can say that pretty much everyone on our staff has been involved in this project. And I think we need to recognize the commission’s role in this, too. Because of your steadfastness – your stick-to-itiveness with this project – and your vision, I’d like to present the Board of Commissioners with…our Grand Award for 2019.”

The “Project of the Year” award went to  City of Vancouver’s Waterfront Park.

Source: Port of Vancouver USA