MIA to han­dle 2,500 MT in 2016-17

Cargo Talk - - Aircargo -

Man­galuru In­ter­na­tional Air­port (MIA) has started do­mes­tic air cargo op­er­a­tions last year from June. Ever since the do­mes­tic air cargo op­er­a­tions started, the air­port han­dled 1,650 met­ric tonnes in nine months up to March 31, 2016. It is fur­ther ex­pected to han­dle 2,500 MT in 2016-17. The do­mes­tic cargo is be­ing op­er­ated by M/s Cargo Ser­vice Cen­tre, Mum­bai on be­half of Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia at MIA.

On the other hand, in­ter­na­tional cargo han­dled at MIA is about 560 met­ric tonnes in 2015-16. This is mainly fruits and veg­eta­bles go­ing to Dubai. “It is for them to utilise fa­cil­i­ties for cargo ex­ports/im­ports within In­dia as well as to other coun­tries,” said, J T Rad­hakr­ishna, Air­port Di­rec­tor, MIA.

Cathay Pa­cific Cargo con­ducted its first ever work­shop for the freight for­warders in Mum­bai. This work­shop was held to up­date the trade on the re­cent de­vel­op­ments within the air­line, es­pe­cially those per­tain­ing to the freight for­warders in Mum­bai. The event wit­nessed ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion from over 40 freight for­warders. The half-day ses­sion cov­ered a range of top­ics that in­cluded Cathay Pa­cific Cargo’s op­er­a­tions from In­dia, the net­work, prod­ucts and ser­vices, e-ser­vices, to name a few, along with in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions that com­prised games and a quiz. of fun

Anand Yed­ery, Re­gional Cargo Man­ager-South Asia, Mid­dle East & Africa, Cathay Pa­cific Cargo said, “Our work­shops are de­signed to pro­vide a mix of learn­ing and fun. They give us an op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with our part­ners in a more re­laxed at­mos­phere and at the same time up­date them on the var­i­ous de­vel­op­ments within our air­line. This work­shop was the first of its kind for the freight for­warders. The re­sponse was over­whelm­ing and from the pos­i­tive feed­back re­ceived we know that they look for­ward to th­ese work­shops. We hope to be able to or­gan­ise th­ese work­shops around the coun­try in the fu­ture.”

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