Friday, November 24, 2017

Air cargo operations from Vizag bring cheer to Brandix

Visakhapatnam: The recent launching of air cargo operations from Visakhapatnam International Airport has brought cheer among the top officials of Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC), developed on an area of 1,000 acres at Atchutapuram, about 50 km from here, with an aim to make it global sourcing hub for apparels.

Popularly known as Brandix Apparel Park, it has so far employed 18,000, mostly from the villages in the neighbourhood and 16,000 of them women from poor background. Developed on ‘fibre to store’ concept, it is now home for 14 units.

Close on the heels of introducing a direct flight to Colombo by SriLankan Airlines, air cargo operation was launched sometime ago after a lot of dilly-dallying over clearances and other issues.

The air cargo operation will bring significant impact on the logistics cost now incurred by BIAC, an Indian arm of apparel major Brandix Lanka. At present, the finished products, mostly intimate apparels, are transported to the United States and the Europe via Chennai/Hyderabad airports.
24/11/17 Santosh Patnaik/The Hindu