MIAL lays foun­da­tion for Ex­port Heavy & Bonded Cargo fa­cil­ity

Step­ping up ef­forts to fa­cil­i­tate trade and ex­pe­dite ship­ments, the Mum­bai In­ter­na­tional Air­port Pri­vate Limited (MIAL) or­gan­ised the foun­da­tion lay­ing cer­e­mony for its new Ex­port Heavy and Bonded Cargo fa­cil­ity re­cently.

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The 4,300 sqm fa­cil­ity which is slated for com­ple­tion within a year will com­prise 11 truck docks, 7 dock lev­el­ers, 6 x-ray ma­chines and 24x7 CCTV and se­cu­rity mon­i­tor­ing. Equipped with ded­i­cated ma­te­rial han­dling equip­ment, the fa­cil­ity will of­fer exclusive ac­cep­tance dock and screen­ing ma­chine for bonded cargo op­er­a­tions.

Chief Guest B.S Va­sudev, Chief Com­mis­sioner of Cus­toms, laid the foun­da­tion stone. Roopam Kapoor, Com­mis­sioner of Cus­toms, Ex­port; Ravin­der

Sa­roop, Com­mis­sioner of Cus­toms, Im­port and Charu­datta Desh­mukh, Di­rec­tor-Ur­ban Plan­ning, MIAL, were the guests of hon­our.

The oc­ca­sion saw a large turnout of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the air cargo fra­ter­nity such as Air Cargo Agents As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (ACAAI), Bri­han­mum­bai Cus­toms House Agents As­so­ci­a­tion ( BCHAA), Board of Air­line rep­re­sen­ta­tives ( BAR), Fed­er­a­tion of Freight For­warders As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia ( FFFAI), In­dian Mer­chants Cham­ber ( IMC), Air­lines, Freight For­warders & Bonded Truck­ing Com­pa­nies.

Wel­com­ing guests, Manoj Singh, VP, Cargo, MIAL, said, “Com­mis­sion­ing of Ex­port Heavy and Bonded Cargo fa­cil­ity will en­hance the through­put ca­pac­ity of Ex­port han­dling. This fa­cil­ity is part of our on­go­ing in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment to keep pace with the rapid growth of air cargo ex­port busi­ness at CSIA, Mum­bai.”

He fur­ther added that the com­mis­sion­ing of the fa­cil­ity will also ad­dress the long stand­ing re­quest from bonded truck­ing com­pa­nies for an exclusive fa­cil­ity for bonded

The oc­ca­sion saw a large turnout of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the air cargo fra­ter­nity such as ACAAI, BCHAA, BAR, FFFAI, In­dian Mer­chants’ Cham­ber, air­lines, freight for­warders and more.

cargo trucked from hin­ter­land cities us­ing CSIA, Mum­bai as gate­way.

Ad­dress­ing guests, Va­sudev ex­pressed im­mense plea­sure at the progress achieved by Mum­bai Air Cargo Ter­mi­nal over the years. He also com­mended MIAL for pro­mot­ing the req­ui­site in­fra­struc­ture for the trade.

Kapoor said, “The new fa­cil­ity is an­other mile­stone for MIAL which has suc­cess­fully op­er­a­tionalised sev­eral projects over the past three years to sup­port the grow­ing air cargo busi­ness at Mum­bai. These in­clude the Per­ish­able Cargo Ter­mi­nal for ex­ports, re­frig­er­ated con­tain­ers for tem­per­a­ture con­trolled cargo, the coun­try’s largest Im­port cold zone.” He added that the ex­port air cargo busi­ness at Mum­bai has im­mense growth po­ten­tial and ex­pressed his con­fi­dence that the up­com­ing ex­port projects will cope with the fu­ture growth and de­mand.

Sa­roop ap­pre­ci­ated that Mum­bai Air Cargo Ter­mi­nal has wit­nessed sig­nif­i­cant in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment over the past few years in keep­ing with the in­creas­ing trade re­quire­ments and hoped it would be a con­tin­u­ous en­deav­our.

Desh­mukh said, “The pro­posed fa­cil­ity, once com­mis­sioned will be one of its kind with a di­rect land­side ac­cess and is an in­te­gral part of MIAL’s Cargo Mas­ter Plan.”

Singh, while ap­pre­ci­at­ing all the stake­hold­ers for their ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion, added that MIAL’s vi­sion of cre­at­ing a world-class air cargo fa­cil­ity has al­ways been strength­ened by the valu­able feed­back, opin­ions and co­op­er­a­tion re­ceived from Cus­toms au­thor­i­ties, ACAAI, BCHAA, FFFAI, IMC, FIEO, bonded truck­ing com­pa­nies and other trans­porters.

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