Monday, June 22, 2020

Goa has the opportunity to become a logistics hub

In April 2018 former Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced in Panjim that the Union government plans to turn Goa into a logistic hub.
He had cited that there are four coastal states on the Western Coast - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa. After Mumbai in West Coast, the biggest airport that is going to come up is in Goa (in Mopa).

In fact Suresh Prabhu had gone on to say that the Union government wanted to make sure that Mopa, while it handles the passenger traffic, it also handles the cargo and had announced that the Union government is making a cargo policy which was unveiled in January last year, wherein the cargo will also drive the country’s economy.

As per the policy, international cargo comprises 60 per cent of the total air cargo handled in the country, logging a growth of 15.6 per cent in the previous fiscal, while domestic cargo grew by over 8 per cent, which reflects the skewed modal mix, in which roads account for over 60 per cent of cargo transportation as compared to the global average of around 30 per cent.

22/06/20 Herald
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