CSC India Pvt Ltd, a premier air cargo handling company of India, on Thursday, virtually celebrated the official opening of the Customs Bonded Warehouse at Cargo Village, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
The new facility is spread across an area of 10, 000 sq ft and is India’s first-ever Customs Bonded Warehouse located in an airport premise. It will cut down the supply chain costs and facilitate trade at India’s IT hub and surrounding regions.
The state-of-the-art public bonded warehouse will enable re-export of goods, long term storage of bonded cargo without extra duties as well as assist partial clearances and allow repacking and relabeling.
The virtual inaugural ceremony of the facility witnessed the presence of the chief guest Mr M Srinivas, IRS, Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs, Bengaluru; the guest of honour Mr Baswaraj Naegave, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, City Commissionerate, Bengaluru; Mr Ashok, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, ACC and Airport, Bengaluru; Mr Tushar Jani, Chairman, CSC Group; Mr Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, BIAL as well as guests from the various sectors of Air Cargo industry.
While addressing the audience, Mr M Srinivas said, “It’s my proud privilege to inaugurate this Customs Bonded Warehouse of Cargo Service Centre. The facility created at the Cargo Village just adjacent to air cargo premises is a state-of-the-art facility with modern security and safety features which will ensure not only the requirements of various statutory authorities but also the requirement for the importers.”
The facility would help multinational companies, industries including electronics and pharmaceuticals in the state of Karnataka to transport and store their cargo in a more convenient method.”~ Mr M Srinivas, IRS, Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs, Bengaluru
He also highlighted the measures taken by Indian Customs including the faceless assessment program to streamline the procedures
I am so grateful to the Customs department, GOI for what I am today. CSC has always tried to do something different. Very proudly saying we are an Indian company competing with multinationals and so we are truly Atmanirbhar Bharat”~ Mr Tushar Jani, chairman of CSC Group
Mr Shankar Shinde, MD of International Federation of Customs Brokers Association; Mr Sunil Arora, the president of ACAAI; Mr Yashpal Sharma of ACFI; and Mr Yuvraj Sharma, Cluster Head-India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Kuehne+Nagel delivered trade insights which were well received by the attendees.
Incorporated in 1994, Cargo Service Centre India Private Limited offers professional air cargo services to the globally renowned international and domestic airlines.