IGI Airport completes 8 years of EDI operations
On February 13, 2014, IGI Airport Cargo Terminal, Delhi, has completed eight years of implementing web-based EDI operations in export. Cargotalk speaks to KS Kunwar, Director General, Air Cargo Forum India and a former AAI official and one of the archite
Kunwar appears to be satisfied with the success the EDI initiatives have brought in for the shippers. “There was a lot of resistance from the user’s side about the credibility of our system. But we succeeded due to the relentless efforts made by the whole cargo team - the committed workforce down the line with unbelievable team coordination by HODs and hardwork and excellent professionalism shown by the IGIA Cargo IT team, headed by Late Gurmeet Singh and MD Kala,” said Kunwar. “On this occasion. we would like to pay our humble tribute to Late Gurmeet Ji for his dedication, sincerity and honest approach towards this task who gave his life to this passion,” he further added.
Kunwar also commended the AAI management, the CHA and Freight Forwarding community, local Customs IT department/ NIC, the then Secretary Commerce and DDG for their support to make the venture a reality.
“IGIA implemented EDI in imports during 2009 and accordingly implemented web-based EDI in both export and import cargo operation and documentation in its true spirit,” Kunwar pointed out.
KS Kunwar Director General, Air Cargo