Cathay Pacific Airways has been the first airline to use the new Import Bonded Trucking service that has been recently started by the Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL). The service is meant to tranship cargo from Delhi Airport to Jaipur where the airline does not have freighter operations or direct route. On the first day of movement of shipments to the Air cargo complex in Jaipur Cathay Pacific Cargo used this service to transport shipments around 5 Metric tonnes.
In order to support airlines through an innovative combination of multimodal transport system, DIAL had conceived the concept of Road Feeder Services. It serves as a means to create Delhi airport as an attractive business location and aims towards making IGI Airport a successful cargo hub. This service can be used by the airlines to tranship shipments to their respective offline ports through bonded trucking).
Commenting on the new service Mr Anand Yedery, Regional Cargo Manager – South Asia, Middle East & Africa said, “This is a welcome initiative which will help us provide end to end solutions to our customers in our offline ports. The beginning of this service certainly assists Cathay Pacific Cargo to serve as the one-stop shop for all cargo solutions. This will definitely help to further strengthen our position in the North India Market.”
In the words of Mr Sanjiv Edward, Head Cargo Business, DIAL, “Our vision is to create IGI Airport a successful Cargo hub and Import Bonded Trucking is one of the initiative to realize it. Import Bonded trucking will provide multi modal connectivity and facilitate airlines to expand their wings with more connections in hinterland. Bonded Trucking is a logical complement to air connectivity and we are confident that it will prove to be a boost for the cargo industry in the long run”.
The Import shipments will move on bonded trucks from IGI Airport to various ACCs/ICDs/CFSs/ Customs Stations within India. This will support filing bill of entry at the destination port, thus examination and assessment of goods happen at the destination port near to the shipper’s location. This will make the overall supply chain more efficient and faster.