Air In­dia ties up with In­dia Post to carry ‘Lo­gis­tics Post’ cargo

to carry ‘Lo­gis­tics Post’ cargo

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Re­cently, Air In­dia has tied up with In­dia Post for car­riage of its ‘Lo­gis­tics Post’ cargo, which is a new prod­uct, dif­fer­ent from the reg­u­lar post-of­fice mail. This ser­vice is avail­able from to­tal of 15 air­ports at present which in­clude six met­ros (Delhi, Mum­bai, Kolkata, Chen­nai, Ben­galuru and Hyderabad) and Agar­tala, Ahmed­abad, Guwa­hati, Im­phal, Lucknow, Nag­pur, Patna, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram.

In­dia Post has started ‘Lo­gis­tics Post Air Ser­vice’ in as­so­ci­a­tion with Air In­dia on iden­ti­fied sec­tors amongst 15 link­ing air­ports. Ac­cord­ing to the agree­ment, Lo­gis­tic Post re­lated cargo will be booked by the Depart­ment of Post from cus­tomers which are ac­cepted for car­riage on air­portto-air­port, city-to-city or door-to-door ba­sis. The tie-up with Lo­gis­tics Post Air Ser­vices is ex­pected to help in deeper pen­e­tra­tion of mar­ket for Air In­dia as well as in­crease cargo rev­enue for the air­line. Charges shall be as per vol­u­met­ric weight rates to be fol­lowed in ac­cor­dance with IATA stan­dards (6,000 cu­bic cm = 1 kg for the pur­pose) (Air In­dia air­craft)

(i) first Cat­e­gory: Air­port cus­tomer to de­posit the con­sign­ment at the postal fa­cil­ity avail­able at the air­port premises at Lo­gis­tics Post Air Book­ing Cen­tre, Palam TMO, New Delhi – 110037 and the de­liv­ery will be ef­fected to the cus­tomer at the post of­fice fa­cil­ity at the des­ti­na­tion air­port.

(ii) Sec­ond Cat­e­gory: City-to-City (on pay­ment of ad­di­tional charges). On pay­ment of city-to-city charges, the con­sign­ment will be booked at Lo­gis­tics Post Air Book­ing Cen­tre, RMS Bhawan, Delhi - 110006 and the de­liv­ery will be ef­fected at the Lo­gis­tics Post De­liv­ery Cen­tres in the des­ti­na­tion city. (Min­i­mum ad­di­tional charges ₹ 50 per con­sign­ment @ ₹ 1/- kg).

(iii) third Cat­e­gory: Door-to-Door (on pay­ment of ad­di­tional charges). Pick up from the premises or de­liv­ery at the per­mises of the con­sign­ment (Min­i­mum ad­di­tional charges ₹ 100 per con­sign­ment @ ₹ 2/- per kg).

Charges shall be as per vol­u­met­ric weight rates to be fol­lowed in ac­cor­dance with IATA stan­dards (6,000 cu­bic cm = 1 kg for the pur­pose). There will be four types of rates for Lo­gis­tics Post Air Ser­vice viz. (i) Stan­dard rate - For con­sign­ment upto 49 kgs. (ii) bulk rate (ba) - for 50 kgs to 99 kgs.

(iii) bulk rate (bb) - For 100 kgs to 249 kgs.

(iv) bulk rate (bC) - For 250 kgs & above

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