San­jiv Ed­ward

Cargo Talk - - Debate -

Head – Cargo, Delhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port Lim­ited (DIAL)

Though the cargo vil­lage con­cept is new in In­dia, it is a well adopted norm in Am­s­ter­dam, Sin­ga­pore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

A cargo vil­lage is a tier – II in­fra­struc­ture com­pris­ing ware­hous­ing fa­cil­ity for freight for­warders and lo­gis­tics play­ers. It com­ple­ments the air cargo ter­mi­nals with faster pro­cess­ing since ma­jor stor­age ar­eas move into the freight for­warders fa­cil­ity.

Cargo ter­mi­nals are then right­fully used as pro­cess­ing units rather than stor­age units. Con­se­quently, freight for­warders are equipped with good in­fra­struc­ture for con­sol­i­da­tion and value added ser­vices.

On the in­vest­ment front, de­vel­op­ing a cargo vil­lage re­quires sig­nif­i­cant in­fra­struc­ture, with a ded­i­cated vi­sion to pro­mote cargo. This con­cept can help in in­creas­ing the through­put at the cargo ter­mi­nals, thereby re­leas­ing more ca­pac­ity and build­ing more ef­fi­ciency into the sys­tem. I feel, it is a great so­lu­tion to bring more ef­fi­ciency to the air cargo sup­ply chain.

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