Bonded truck­ing: Aid to air cargo

De­spite the ben­e­fits of cus­toms bonded truck­ing which is not only lim­ited to cost, there is re­sis­tance in the In­dian lo­gis­tics mar­ket in ac­cept­ing and us­ing it to its op­ti­mum. Dileepa BM, CEO – Bonded Truck­ing, Shreeji Trans­port Ser­vices talks about the b

Cargo Talk - - Road - Dileepa BM

QWhat

is the cur­rent size of cus­tom bonded truck­ing in the In­dian lo­gis­tics in­dus­try?

At present, there are three to four truck­ing oper­a­tors in In­dia. The per­cent­age of bonded truck­ing in the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try cent only. Q

get by us­ing bonded truck­ing ser­vices?

Air­lines can ac­cept the cargo for all des­ti­na­tions even though they are not ac­tu­ally land­ing their

air­craft. Spe­cial

is

six

to

seven

per cargo like Over Di­men­sional Cargo, DG Cargo, Re­fer Cargo can also be moved in bonded truck­ing. Huge vol­ume of 100 to 120 tonnes cargo can be op­er­ated in one lot. Char­ter oper­a­tors can bring im­port cargo to one desti­na­tion and use bonded truck­ing fa­cil­i­ties from other sta­tions. QWhat

kind of ser­vices do you pro­vide? We are op­er­at­ing in 16 air­ports and 52 air­lines are util­is­ing our ser­vices. We own 280 trucks with GPS fa­cil­i­ties. We han­dle an av­er­age of 1,600 to 1,700 tonnes of cargo in a month. QWhere

do you see cus­tom bonded truck­ing in In­dia as com­pare to other coun­tries?

In the US and Europe, bonded truck­ing is flex­i­ble and free in han­dling with­out any much pro­ce­dure. We hope the same style of rule and reg­u­la­tions will be framed in In­dia also. Here chal­lenges lie in op­er­a­tion, high risk, penalty clauses, to name a few.

In the US and Europe, bonded truck­ing is flex­i­ble and free in han­dling with­out any much pro­ce­dure. Maybe the same style will be framed in In­dia also

CEO – Bonded Truck­ing Shreeji Trans­port Ser­vices

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