First pri­vate AFS in Chen­nai

Cargo Talk - - Airport -

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.

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