Adhering to the guidelines of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has established a dedicated Transshipment Excellence Centre (TEC) that will simplify the processes for transfer of transshipment cargo.
In 2016 National Civil Aviation Policy, the Ministry of Civil Aviation called for the development of Air Cargo Transshipment Hubs at major airports of India.
The Customs, Government of India, have also given their clearances to operationalize dedicated Transshipment Centre at IGIA and charted out the Standing Operating Procedure for Transshipment of Cargo, DIAL said in a statement.
Transshipment Excellence Centre at Delhi airport is spread across 6,500 square metres. It can handle about 20,000 tonnes of cargo a month and can process the shipments in duration, ranging from 45 minutes to six hours.
This will provide enhanced connectivity to transshipment cargo. The shippers/exporters from unserved territories can get their cargo connected to the world through Delhi Airport. For example, with this facility, Bangladesh will now be able to connect to the US, Europe, Middle East etc. through multiple International airlines operating out of Delhi Airport, it added.
The facility will allow the EXIM shippers and the airlines to carry more volume of Air Cargo across the world by leveraging the TEC facility at Delhi Airport. The international transshipment cargo is sent from airlines to the TEC, and further segregation and dispatch will be done from the centre.
We are happy to participate in fulfilling the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s vision of creating Air Cargo Hub in India. TEC will not only provide new momentum to the efficient movement of Transshipment air cargo through a secure channel, but it will also contribute significantly in promoting IGI Airport as Air Cargo Hub of the region and an Air Cargo Gateway to the world, a DIAL spokesperson said.
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