Amid slight improvement in international import freight, a dedicated import cargo storage area is being established at the Tiruchi international airport.
Civil works are apace at the new import cargo area that is coming up adjoining the export freight terminal. The need for such a facility was warranted as the existing place has been converted into an exclusive international courier terminal, poised for commissioning soon.
Airport sources said that the new import cargo area is being set up at a cost of around Rs. 9 lakh with facilities such as examination area and storage room. Nearly 60 per cent of the works had been completed at the new area. Consequent to the setting up of the new import cargo area, the entry to the operations area at the airport would be shifted.
Unlike export cargo which showed a robust growth over the years, international import freight did not show any appreciable rise despite a steady rise in overseas flight operations. Orlando Pace Womens JerseyShare This