Thursday, August 27, 2020

Emirates in talks with Goa govt, AAI to fly pharma exports

Panaji: In a move that will save time and money, Emirates Skycargo has expressed interest in operating cargo flights from Goa International Airport, said the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Goa.
Emirates SkyCargo has reviewed the current facilities at Dabolim, and although there are infrastructural challenges, they are closely working with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to get some basic amenities sorted out to ensure that the cargo is handled correctly and product integrity is maintained, said CII Goa.
Emirates SkyCargo, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, has already held meetings with the state government, AAI and the customs authorities over the past six months.

On an average, 60 tonnes of pharmaceutical products are transported to Mumbai or Bengaluru on a daily basis to be exported out of India, mainly to the US or European markets.

“Companies incur heavy trucking costs, on an average Rs 40,000 per truck and other interstate duties which can be avoided if shipments are exported directly out of Goa,” a CII official said.

Emirates SkyCargo is a GDP certified airline, ensuring pharma shipments will be handled as per the highest industry standards.
27/08/20 Times of India

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