As part of a road-air operation, SpiceJet’s cargo arm SpiceXpress helped transport 48 tonnes of cargo from Dakha in Bangladesh to Spain via Kolkata and New Delhi.
The consignment, which included fashion garments, was transported from Dhaka to Kolkata airport via road and then to New Delhi on a Airbus A340 freighter.
Then the cargo was transported from New Delhi to Spain on a SpiceXpress P2F Airbus A340 freighter.
The road-air operation which was carried out in collaboration with India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation and AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services (AAICLAS).
We are extremely proud to launch our first-ever multimodal cargo movement between Dhaka and Spain via Kolkata and New Delhi with the help of Ministry of Civil Aviation and AAICLAS. Multimodal cargo service will actively and effectively contribute in streamlining cargo shipment across various domestic and international sectors, reduce cost and ensure self-reliance, helping realise our Prime Minister’s vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat.”~ Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet
He added, “With the government’s continued support, I am sure this initiative will foster the logistics industry to be a key driver in making the country a $ 5 trillion economy by 2024.”
It is not the first of its kind road freight cargo to India before flying it to its destination. The model has been a tried and tested formula. Earlier in 2018, bonded cargo from Bangladesh was flown out of Kolkata Airport after EFL created a tailor-made logistics solution to handle the very first bonded, cross-border, land-air transhipment between the two countries.