BIAL: Boosting skill sets for air cargo
BIAL in collaboration with Menzies Aviation Bobba Bangalore (MABB) is offering a programme on skill sets for air cargo staff, providing a learning platform for developing sound knowledge.
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) launched a skills development programme for cargo handling staff at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) under the directive of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). The event was inaugurated by Dr Renu Singh Parmar, Senior Advisor, MoCA. The programme was attended by representatives across the cargo value-chain including airlines, trade cargo handling agencies, ground handlers and officials from other departments. The one-day training programme highlighted the development of a strong cargo community, emphasising key aspects like economic growth of the community and global recognition of the industry amongst others.
In yet another development in the cargo business, Bengaluru Customs have now waived off the Cargo Customs Service Provider (CCSP) charges to cargo custodians (MABB and AISATS) at KIAB, a first for this airport since it began cargo operations in 2008. This charge was a cost recovery charge for the provision of customs’ facilities at the air cargo terminals. This waiver will give the cargo operators a competitive pricing advantage that will boost the cargo and courier business at KIAB. This reduction was effective from April 1, 2016. BIAL is committed to creating an ecosystem that supports and propels the growth of not just Karnataka, but the entire south Indian region in the global cargo supply chain. To sustain this growth in the long term, it continues to enhance and build on its worldclass infrastructure, standards, best practices and introduces initiatives to ensure that it consistently raises the bar in easing the movement of goods and products to and from South India.