MIA to handle 2,500 MT in 2016-17
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.”