Mumbai Airport (CSMIA) handles 1500 tonnes of essential cargo during COVID

CSMIA handles 1500 tons of essential cargo

GVK MIAL operated Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has transported 1500 tonnes of supplies such as PPE, masks, gloves, and Covid-19 diagnostic kits which have been operated by over 370 flights including scheduled freighters and non-scheduled charters, the company told in a statement.

The essentials distributed are to the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chennai, Hyderabad as well as the remote areas of the country where these essentials are scarce. Till now, a total of 12000 tons of Pharma, 2700 tons of agro exports and 200 tonnes of live goats’ export has been transported through Mumbai airport. 

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CSMIA has been working efficiently in providing vital support in transporting essential cargo. Mumbai air cargo is effectively supplying essentials to not only various states in the country but also to remote areas in India where they are facing challenges, during this crucial time.

The air cargo at the Mumbai airport has witnessed approx. 240 ATMs of passenger aircraft which have been converted to freighters contributing 11% of the overall freight during the lockdown.

Despite transport constraints, CSMIA has processed a total of 30,000 tonnes of cargo which include 18,000 tonnes of export products and over 12,000 tonnes of imports. Mumbai air cargo has earmarked space of 4500 sq. mt. approximately for processing the vast flow of imports. 

Even during such unprecedented times, the airport had set a record for the highest number of cargo movements. The airport registered admittance exports of 725 tonnes and received 501 tonnes of import additionally has made import delivery of 471 tonnes approximately; marking the highest number of imports and exports of cargo managed in a day despite limited resources amongst other challenges.

MAIL is also ensuring the directives issued by the Government are taken care of and is following social distancing, regular sanitization, fumigation of facilities etc.

Further, by providing transport arrangements, masks, gloves, PPE and sanitizers for the cargo staff it is safeguarding and ensuring the wellbeing of the employees and its staff members.

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