On 12th March, 2021 India’s 1st dedicated Express Cargo Terminal, exclusively for export and import of international couriers was inaugurated in Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. It is developed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).
- The 2,00,000 sq.ft Export Cargo Terminal will also accommodate international courier organisations like DHL Express & FedEx Express, under the Common-User Express Terminal that will be operated by Express Industry Council of India (EICI).
Note- At Present, Kempegowda International Airport is the largest cargo Airport in South India.
About Export Cargo Terminal:
i.This new facility will enhance the cargo processing capability by 1,50,000 Metric Tonnes (MT), thus overall annual cargo capacity will increase from the current 570,000 MT to 720,000 MT.
Benefits of Export Cargo Terminal:
i.This new facility will enable global logistic providers to reduce transaction time and cost for the shipper thus improving Ease of Doing business.
ii.It will strengthen the export cargo market in South India.
India’s Busiest Cargo Airport by Volume:
- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
- Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
Recent Related News:
i.Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport becomes the 1st airport in India to get an Aviation Weather Monitoring System (AWMS) at both ends of the runway.
ii.Adani Group to Acquire 74% Stake in Mumbai International Airport Limited.
About Express Industry Council of India (EICI):
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Vijay Kumar
Location – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Mumbai.
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