Mumbai, December 06, 2016: The busiest airport in the country in terms of cargo traffic, Mumbai International Airport, today announced the launch of its first-of-a-kind cargo terminal in India for bonded and heavy export cargo. The new export facility, will enhance MIAL’s export handling capacity by adding 3, 00,000 tons of cargo per annum.
Spread over 7500 sq meters, the state-of-the-art facility provides exclusive handling for Heavy, Odd Size and bonded cargo. The facility provides a one stop solution for bonded cargo handling with dedicated channel for cargo admittance, X-ray screening and palletization. The new process management deployed, along with incremental export capacity, will reduce the dwell time to a considerable extent.
While the export light consignments will continue to be handled at the existing export terminal, commissioning this facility will enhance the terminal’s infrastructure, stimulating further growth in export volumes at MIAL.
The new facility will complement the existing Export Unitization Zone by increasing efficiency through faster admittance of cargo, swift turnaround of vehicles and overall reduction in handling dwell time with new process management. With this additional facility, CSIA will now have 50 truck docks to serve export cargo.
Being a preferred destination for air cargo exports in the western region, MIAL, with this new investment – an essential part of the airport’s Cargo Master Plan, will not only help shippers to transport cargo more efficiently from the airport but also extend the necessary infrastructural support required to the air cargo industry.
About GVK MIAL
GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd (MIAL) is a Public Private Partnership joint venture between a GVK-led consortium and the Airports Authority of India (AAI). GVK MIAL was awarded the mandate for operating and modernizing Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (CSIA). Through this transformational initiative, GVK MIAL aims to make CSIA one of the world’s best airports, which consistently delights customers besides being the pride of Mumbai. The new integrated Terminal 2 at CSIA enhances the airport’s capacity to service 40 million passengers and one million tons of cargo annually.