The Cargo operations based for the Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport are all geared up for commencing the new Express Cargo Terminal which will be exclusively dedicated for the export and import of international couriers. The inauguration of the terminal was done by M Srinivas (IRS), Chief Commissioner of Customs, Bengaluru zone on Friday. It is two lakh square feet big built to suit facility, developed by Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), which will be housing several internal courier organizations like DHL Express and FedEx Express.
M Srinivas, Chief Commissioner of Customs said, “At south India’s busiest cargo airport, this exclusive terminal for express couriers at the Bengaluru airport will significantly boost the trade and economy of the region. The new terminal will enable ease of doing business and reduce transaction time and cost for the shipper, by providing a dedicated facility for express courier shipments.”
The terminal will be operated by The Express Industry Council of India (EICI) and have a committed zone for Customs Offices and have direct accessibility for both the land and airside.
The Bengaluru Airport will provide the scope for exponential growth in E-commerce with the Express Cargo Terminal said Hari Marar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BIAL. He further added, “In addition, it will facilitate trade and faster movement of goods across the world.”
The new facility will raise the capacity of the airport to further process around 150,000 metric tonnes of cargo, which will strengthen the overall capacity to 720,000 metric tonnes from the current 570,000 metric tonnes on an annual basis.
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