NATIONAL AIR CARGO POLICY OVERVIEW
To leverage the Indian air cargo network to provide cargo transportation by air to the masses at an affordable cost and to connect every village to the national and global supply chain.
Integrating post offices to the air cargo value chain at the village post office level. The domestic and international air cargo network will dovetail with the Postal network through a common user 7 platform to provide first and last mile connectivity for air cargo. Any air logistics’ company will be able to connect with the Postal Network based on a pre-defined connectivity interface. This will connect villages to both the urban domestic market and international markets providing free flow of goods through air cargo.
To make air cargo and logistics in India the most efficient, seamless, and cost and time effective in the world over a period of 10 years. Integrate with global supply chains/ value chains to optimise domestic and international freight. To increase process transparency whilst decreasing shipment delays, costs and dwell time a fully automated paperless trade environment with minimum face to face interactions will be implemented. Engage start-ups in the cargo development.
The policy covers all three categories of air cargo transport: domestic cargo to ensure efficient flow of goods across India; international cargo facilitating all indigenous export and
import of goods; and transit international cargo by making India the transit cargo hub of choice to and from other parts of the globe. The policy covers development and growth of all types of cargo.
Development of regional and state cargo hubs which will act as gateways for the region and states, connected by domestic trade corridors to production hubs. Leveraging India’s geographical location as a transit hub between Europe and South East Asia and a gateway to the South Asian region.
Within the AERA approval mechanism and mandate, with a view to create tariffs which are cost effective, reward investment and are simple to understand by all users, institute an efficient and transparent air cargo tariff process and where possible of all the other stakeholders in the Air Cargo supply chain.
Shift towards fully facilitated “trust-based” clearance processes through state-of-the-art RMS with robust scanning and identification methodology. The process to result in physical inspections only for those cases where the risk is elevated. Cargo clearances, including those related to part shipments, will be significantly automated with human intervention required on an exceptional basis.