DHL’s air cargo plans in 3 states

The company is plan­ning to open fa­cil­i­ties in five to six new lo­ca­tions within the next nine months. It has 32 fa­cil­i­ties in 22 ci­ties, and would also open fa­cil­i­ties in Mysore and Mo­rad­abad in one month.

Cargo Talk - - Air Freight -

DHL Ex­press In­dia is ne­go­ti­at­ing for space to set up ex­clu­sive air cargo ter­mi­nals in Mumbai, Kolkata and Gu­jarat.

San­deep Juneja, Vice-Pres­i­dent, Com­mer­cial, DHL Ex­press In­dia said, “The company, which has cargo ter­mi­nals in Delhi and Ban­ga­lore, at present, op­er­ates five cargo flights per day with each one car­ry­ing about 100 tonnes of freight.”

With ac­cess to 19 ded­i­cated DHL net­work flights and 100 com­mer­cial flights per week now, wanted to set up more ter­mi­nals and were in ne­go­ti­a­tions in Mumbai and Kolkata.

Gu­jarat, which was wit­ness­ing 25 per cent of to­tal ex­ports of the coun­try, would also be the next lo­ca­tion for the company, he said. DHL, with about 10 per cent yearon-year growth in vol­umes mak­ing about seven mil­lion ship­ments in 2013 and a dou­ble digit in­crease in the first six months of the cur­rent year, is also ex­pand­ing its cargo han­dling fa­cil­i­ties across the Coun­try in a phased man­ner, he added.

The company is plan­ning to open fa­cil­i­ties in five to six new lo­ca­tions within the next nine months, Juneja said, adding, the company has 32 fa­cil­i­ties in 22 ci­ties, and would also open fa­cil­i­ties in Mysore and Mo­rad­abad in one month. An ad­di­tional fa­cil­ity would also come up in Ban­ga­lore. DHL started di­rect fa­cil­i­ties in Farid­abad, Ludhiana and Kan­pur in the cur­rent year and had opened new fa­cil­i­ties in Sripe­rum­budur and Chandigarh.

Stat­ing that lo­gis­tics ac­counted for 13 per cent of the over­all costs for com­pa­nies in In­dia, he how­ever said that they were only six to seven per cent glob­ally.

"If GST (Goods and Ser­vices Tax) is in place, lo­gis­tics costs would come down in In­dia," Juneja said.

San­deep Juneja Vice-Pres­i­dent, Com­mer­cial, DHL Ex­press In­dia

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