Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Cargo exports take off as glitch rectified at airport

Tiruchi: Export of overseas freight from Tiruchi international airport which was hit for the past two days reportedly due to technical issues slowly returned to normality on Monday.

Around three tonnes of cargo were exported to Malaysia after clearance through the newly launched Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) facility in the Air Asia flight that left in the morning.

This included about 1.5 tonnes of panneer and 1.2 tonnes of vegetables.

Four more tonnes of vegetables meant for Malaysia were cleared later in the day by the Customs authorities who are in charge of the EDI facility. One of the consignments was cleared manually after obtaining special permission from the authorities.

Overseas cargo movements which used to be around 20 tonnes every day at Tiruchi airport took a hit following technical issues pertaining to EDI.

Customs authorities, however, said all technical issues have been resolved and EDI was fully functional.
04/07/17 The Hindu