First private AFS in Chennai
Providing relief to the long winding queues of cargo near the airport gateways, Indev Air Freight Station has announced commencement of its operations in Chennai from August 1, 2015. The facility had got the license from customs three years back, but was delayed due to lack of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) connectivity.
It is India's first private Air Freight Station (AFS,) spread over an area of around 20,000 sq ft near Iringattukottai. The AFS is an extension of the airport or an off-terminal facility where all import formalities can be completed without hassles for cargo transmit. “The unit loads or ULDs will be moved directly from aircraft to bonded trucks and those will be moved to the facility where all similar operations, like those available at the airport, will be provided. The customs officers will be present round-the-clock to do the entire formalities, including the online filing, assessment, inspection and delivery,” said Xavier Britto, Chairman, Indev AFS.