Friday, March 12, 2021

Bengaluru airport launches India’s first dedicated express cargo terminal

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru airport on Friday launched India’s first dedicated Express Cargo Terminal, exclusively for export and import of international couriers.

According to airport authorities, the cargo operations at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru are set to get bigger and better with the operationalisation of the Express Cargo Terminal.

The Express cargo terminal developed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) at the 200,000 sq.ft. built-to-suit facility will house leading global express courier organisations such as DHL Express and FedEx Express.

“Express Industry Council of India (EICI) will operate the Common-User Express Terminal for other courier companies. The Common-user Terminal will add impetus to Bengaluru’s already strong e-commerce base. The Terminal will have a dedicated space for Customs offices, and direct access to both Landside and Airside,” BIAL said in a statement.

“At South India’s busiest Cargo Airport, this exclusive Terminal for express couriers at BLR Airport will significantly boost the trade and economy of the region. The new Terminal will enable ease of doing business and reduce transaction time and cost for the shipper by providing a dedicated facility for express courier shipments,” said M. Srinivas, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Bengaluru Zone.

“BLR Airport is well on track towards becoming a cargo hub, offering world-class infrastructure, powered by leading global logistics providers. With express courier gaining greater significance following the exponential growth of e-commerce, the Express Cargo Terminal at BLR Airport is a significant step towards supporting and driving this growth. In addition, it will facilitate trade and faster movement of goods across the world,” said Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL.

12/03/21 Darshan Devaiah BP/Indian Express

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