Guwa­hati air­port gets new cargo ter­mi­nal

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To cater to a rise in cargo move­ment to and from the North­east, Gu­ruprasad

Mo­ha­p­a­tra, Chair­man, Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia (AAI), laid the foun­da­tion stone for Com­mon User Do­mes­tic Cargo Ter­mi­nal-II (CUDCT) at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bor­doloi In­ter­na­tional (LGBI) air­port. The air­port will get its sec­ond cargo ter­mi­nal for en­abling the cargo move­ment. Se­nior AAI of­fi­cials and air­line rep­re­sen­ta­tives were also present at the cer­e­mony. The cargo com­plex in­cludes en­hanc­ing the air cargo ca­pac­ity of the air­port to 12,000 MT an­nu­ally. This cargo ter­mi­nal is sched­uled to be com­pleted by next year. Guwa­hati air­port, be­ing the ma­jor air­port of the North­east, has wit­nessed a growth in cargo move­ment at a com­pound an­nual growth rate of 18 per cent for the last 10 years. In­bound cargo at the air­port stands at 11,300 MT, while the out­bound cargo stands at 5,700 MT in 2016-17. CUDCT-I was com­mis­sioned in De­cem­ber 2017, which has state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties such as ded­i­cated cold stor­age, valu­able stor­age, mod­ern X-ray ma­chine and an elec­tronic weigh­ing ma­chine, to cater to the emerg­ing po­ten­tial of per­ish­able cargo, e-com­merce and gen­eral air cargo.

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