Friday, April 17, 2020

Mumbai airport handles 8,524-tonne cargo

Chandigarh: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), Mumbai, has exported 5,200 tonnes of medicines, medical equipment, vaccines, diagnostic reagents, dangerous goods, engineering goods and chemicals during the period of lockdown imposed to mitigate the threat of Covid-19.

At the same time, 3,324 tonnes of freight, including high volumes of commodities such as pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, engineering goods and chemicals, have been imported through this airport. The airport has handled 8,524 tonnes of cargo during the lockdown period so far.

The export flights majorly operate to countries such as the USA, Germany, South Africa, France and the UK. Also, scheduled freighters and ad hoc cargo charters continue to remain operational. Furthermore, the CSMIA air cargo has traded 3,788 tonnes of pharma products within India and globally.
17/04/20 Tribune

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