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