Air cargo and logistics meet held in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: A meeting on air cargo development with end-to-end logistics value chain was held by the Industries and Commerce Department in collaboration with Airport Authority of India (AAI) and AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Ltd. at Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara.
The objective of the meeting was to improve business, remove obstacles, make export hassle-free and expedite processes to benefit the farmers.
The farmers and exporters suggested that air freight charges from Guwahati to Gulf and European Nations should be at par with the freight charge from Kolkata. They also expressed the necessity of cold storage, pack houses, buyer-seller meet, lab-testing facility and state organic certification agency.
D.K. Kamra, Regional Executive Director, Airport Authority of India (AAI), North East Region, said ‘With the facility of direct custom clearance of air cargo at the Guwahati Airport, the farmers and exporters can send their produce from Guwahati to any part of the globe through Air Cargo.’ ‘Similar cargo complex will come up in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Imphal and Agartala’, added Kamra.
Progressive farmers from various districts, exporters, representatives from NERAMAC, APEDA, private airline companies like Indigo, Spice Jet, Jet Airways were present in the meeting.