Bengaluru Airport joins air cargo India 2020 for Perishable Shipper Forum
The 8th edition of air cargo India, organised by Messe Munchen India, will take place from February 25 to 27, 2020 at Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
“The eighth edition of the air cargo India serves as a perfect platform for the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru to exhibit its true potential as the gateway to a new India. The cargo industry in India is poised for remarkable advancements, as the Indian economy is set to grow significantly in the coming years. KIAB is committed to contributing to this development, thereby strengthening India’s position as the one of the emerging cargo markets globally,” said Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL).
The Perishable Shipper Forum is an integral part of the air cargo India. The objective of the forum is to bring together the perishable exporters and offer them a platform to discuss and analyse various segments of the air logistics industry thereby addressing key areas of challenges and opportunities in the perishable export and supply chain.
“BIAL’s aim is to make KIAB a successful passenger and cargo hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technological advancements that deliver operational efficiency. We are committed to providing consistent and reliable world-class air cargo solutions with a focus on the needs of our customers. Over the past few years, BIAL has invested substantially in world-class cargo infrastructure with ‘best-in-class’ cargo terminals for faster turnaround and processing. The current design capacity of BLR Airport’s combined cargo terminals is 570,000 metric tonnes, catering to both international and domestic traffic. There is scope to further expand capacity, up to 850,000 metric tonnes,” added Raghunath..
Bengaluru Airport is strategically located close to major industrial and business hubs and corridors in South India and currently has 15 cargo freighters flying to different parts of the world. “To boost cargo movement, we have strengthened our connectivity to catchment areas in the hinterland of Bengaluru, with the introduction of a dedicated road feeder service – under the brand name LOGI Connect – connecting Tirupur, Coimbatore and Ambur to the BLR Airport. This has given KIAB the upper-hand in establishing our airport as a major cargo hub across South India.”
The master plan of the Airport has also incorporated additional space for the development and building of an integrated air cargo and logistics hub in the future on the East Side of the airport to cater to an eventual demand of between 1.2 – 1.5 million metric tonnes of cargo in the long-term.
About Messe Muenchen India
As part of its international strategy, Messe München founded its own affiliated company in India with a registered office in Mumbai, in September 2007. Messe Muenchen India has been founded to provide Messe München with timely and competent organizational support for its increasing involvement in India. The trade fairs organized by Messe Muenchen India are analytica Anacon India, electronica India, productronica India, drink technology India, LASER World of PHOTONICS India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, IFAT India and Indian Ceramics. In the coming years Messe Muenchen India will include more verticals keeping in mind its international expansion strategy.
Messe Muenchen acquired air cargo India And Air Cargo Africa in 2018 to strengthen its global network. In China, India, Turkey and in the global leading trade fair in Munich, Air Cargo plays a major role in the transport logistic network.
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