I Concor to op­er­ate an in­te­grated ter­mi­nal in Mum­bai In­ter­na­tional Air­port

In Mum­bai In­ter­na­tional Air­port

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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.

New Plans

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

Lud­hi­ana

Anil Gupta

CMD, Concor

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