Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cargo terminal opens at Surat airport

Surat: With the opening of the much-awaited domestic cargo terminal (DCT) on Wednesday, Surat airport has added yet another feather in its cap in infrastructure upgradation.
The state-of-the-art cargo terminal being operated by AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Limited (AAICLAS), a subsidiary of AAI has set a target to increase cargo movement from the current 300 metric tonnes per month to more than 1,000 metric tones per month.

Talking at the inauguration ceremony at Surat airport on Wednesday, CEO of AAICLAS, Keku Bomi Gazder said, “Surat has become the 26th city in the country to have the cargo terminal. This terminal will cater to the ever increasing air cargo demand of the entire south Gujarat region. We are looking at doubling the cargo transport in the next couple of months.”

According to Gazder, the DCT is built at the cost of Rs 13 crore on 1,400 square metre having the capacity of handling 50,000 metric tonnes of cargo per annum. The cargo terminal is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for handling in-bound and outbound cargo. The terminal has two strong rooms for valuable cargo, two dangerous cargo rooms and four cold storages for handling general goods, valuables, perishable items, hazardous cargo etc.
30/01/20 Times of India
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