I Concor to operate an integrated terminal in Mumbai International Airport
In Mumbai International Airport
gThe recent development that the Mumbai Airport’s International Cargo Terminal (MIAL Terminal) would be operated by the Container Corporation of India (Concor) effective January 2014, has great significance from air-cargo traffic from this airport’s point of view. There are lots of expectations from the air cargo community.
Anil Gupta, CMD, Concor spoke to Cargotalk about the PSU company’s focus areas for this airport.
upta made it clear that the primary focus of Concor Air Ltd (CAL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Concor, will be to provide a conducive professional environment for the trade, to weave a synergy of the stakeholder agencies to carry out various functions pertaining to air cargo business with active help of Mumbai International Airport Limited ( MIAL). “MIAL will provide the requisite support though augmentation of infrastructure to cater to the growing air cargo business through capital investments under mutual agreement with CAL,” said Gupta.
As a Concor subsidiary, CAL enjoys the benefit of deploying its experienced professionals in the field of logistics. Apart from vast experience in operating ICDs/ CFSs across India, Concor itself has experience in handling air cargo in form of bonded trucking from its ICDs to/from airports. “We have also successfully undertaken the air cargo operations at old Bangalore Airport (under a joint working group of HAL, CONCOR & MSIL) where we operated for over seven years. Currently, we are operating at Nashik (as HALCON which is a joint venture of CONCOR & HAL) and at Goa Airport. Besides this we are also operating Air Freight Stations (AFSs) at prime locations like Kanpur and Ludhiana which have facilitated the trade a lot,” Gupta pointed out.
MIAL has ambitious plans of creating new air cargo terminal to augment the present infrastructure which is presently old and is highly congested. Phase-wise construction will be carried out.
“Concor enjoys very healthy relationship with all statutory government bodies including Customs and Central Excise. CAL will also derive the same level of relationships,” Gupta emphasissed
He further maintained that Concor Air has already taken over the domestic air cargo operations under a long-term concession agreement with MIAL and is successfully running the show since May 2013. CAL is also developing a new domestic cargo terminal at Santacruz Air Cargo Terminal on the land provided by MIAL on BOOT basis under concession agreement, likely to become operational in the first half of 2015.
As per the Concession Agreement with MIAL for International Cargo Operations at Mumbai Airport and is going to take over the facility very shortly. This will give impetus to Concor Air to manage both international and domestic trade under one roof and provide world class services to its customers.
Under the new arrangement for international cargo operation, CONCOR Air has entered into a three-year concession agreement with MIAL to operate and manage all activities pertaining to the air cargo complex at Sahar. Operational area will also include cold storages/ refer containers for handling perishable export cargo (which are under MIAL’s control) and the newly constructed import temperature controlled warehouse with world class facilities.
Currently, we are operating at Nashik (as HALCON which is a joint venture of CONCOR & HAL) and at Goa Airport. Besides this we are also
operating Air Freight Stations (AFSs) at prime locations like Kanpur and