‘E-commerce will boost air cargo movement’

Our Bureau Updated on January 24, 2018

E-commerce sector in India will boost domestic air cargo movement in the coming days, according to Tushar Jani, Chairman of Cargo Service Center India Pvt Ltd.

Speaking at the inauguration of domestic cargo terminal at Mangalore International Airport on Thursday, he said the entry of the international e-commerce operators will change the scenario in domestic air cargo in the coming years.

Quoting the example of the Diwali last year, he said an e-commerce brand used the domestic air cargo significantly to ship its parcels to the customers.

He said his company has been handling around 5 lakh tonnes of air cargo annually. It has a market share of around 18 per cent in air cargo handling.

Cargo Service Centre India Pvt Ltd has been awarded the contract for operating common user domestic cargo terminal at Mangalore International Airport.

Jani said that the company wants to participate in all domestic airport tenders in line with its objective to develop a domestic airport network for cargo movement across the country.

Speaking on the occasion, JT Radhakrishna, Director of Mangalore International Airport, said that Cargo Service Center India Pvt Ltd is the licensee to handle the domestic cargo operations on behalf of Airports Authority of India from June 26.

There is a potential to handle around 2000 tonnes of cargo from Mangalore International Airport, he said.

Nigam Vasani, president of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urged the Government to set up an airport-based special economic zone in Mangaluru.

Published on June 25, 2015
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