Friday, February 26, 2016

Call for air cargo industry to drive supply chain improvements in India

The air cargo industry should take more responsibility and drive improvements in India’s supply chain operations rather than wait for major changes in infrastructure and bureaucracy.

During the Air Cargo India event, a panel of speakers outlined what quick-win changes could be made to improve air cargo supply chains in India.

Saudia Cargo vice president commercial Rainer Mueller said he felt that the air cargo industry should try to do more itself to improve some of the problems it faces in India, for instance flying to more than one airport on international freighter flights, to improve the service and reduce costs.

“I think there is a lot that we can do better to improve performance and make the exporters more successful and reduce cost for importers,” he said.

“For example, why aren’t we as the airlines able to do more double-drops? Why are we just operating one stop? Why aren’t we offering something that allows shippers to transport goods from Hyderabad to Mumbai in a few hours? We could do it. It is something that is in our hands.”
25/02/16 Damian Brett/Air Cargo News
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