Delhi International Airport launches India’s first dedicated ‘Transshipment Centre’

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The new facility can handle around 20,000 tons of cargo in a month

In a first, Indira Gandhi International Airport – Delhi has launched a dedicated transshipment centre exclusively for cargo services. The facility named as ‘Transshipment Excellence Centre’ is spread in the area of around 70,000 square feet and can handle estimated 20,000 tons of cargo in a month.

The management system of the facility can process cargo in a span of 45 minutes to six hours depending on the type of cargo, said an IGI spokesperson.

International transshipment cargo is sent from airlines to the centre where it is segregated and sent for onward despatch. With the new facility, shippers can now bring their cargo to IGI Delhi and move it across the globe as per requirement.

Delhi International Airport Limited, which runs Delhi airport, is the first airport to take up the initiative under the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 to develop Air Cargo Transshipment Hubs at major airports.