Ahmedabad airport to get dedicated cargo terminal

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AHMEDABAD: As the Union government plans to expand domestic air connectivity, the civil aviation ministry has identified 24 airports, including Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, for developing dedicated domestic air cargo terminals. According to sources, the government plans to create a national logistic network for a faster movement of goods.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) identified these airports for development of dedicated cargo terminals like those at Coimbatore, Trichy and Mangalore, at a review meeting chaired by civil aviation secretary Ashok Lavasa recently in New Delhi.

“The secretary directed AAI to draw up plans for creating such cargo terminals across the country in sync with the government’s plans to establish a national logistics network for faster movement of cargo goods,” said a senior official.

“Currently, one or two non-scheduled cargo flights land at Ahmedabad in a week. The dedicated cargo terminal will require infrastructure development as well including inventory capacity building,” said R K Singh, airport director.

In 2013-14, city airport handled 51,637 tonne of cargo including gold and silver with over 60% of cargo coming from domestic sector. The cargo at city airport is essentially managed by Gujarat State Exports Cargo Ltd (GSECL).

Terminal 3 which has been lying vacant at city airport is expected to be used for cargo terminal. “All airlines have some or the other arrangements for handling cargo and charge different rates. A dedicated cargo terminal will streamline all the process and rates. This step will definitely boost cargo movement,” said Samir Mankad, director, GSECL.

The decision was taken in the backdrop of the recently-created cargo terminal buildings at Coimbatore and Trichy. The AAI has also established separate international and domestic cargo facilities at the Mangalore airport. Similar facilities will be developed at 24 airports too.

Air cargo represents an average of about 10% of the airline industry’s revenue and about 35% of goods traded globally is transported by air.

In 2013-14, all operational airports taken together had handled two million metric tonnes (MT) of cargo — 1.4 MT international and 0.8 million MT domestic — registering a 4% growth over the previous year.

According to a study by AAI on air cargo in India, at a growth rate of 5% by 2017-18, air cargo is expected to touch 2,79, 6000 MT in the country and at the rate of 8.2%, it is may touch 4,14,2000 MT by 2022-23.

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24 airports including Ahmedabad's to get dedicated cargo terminal

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AHMEDABAD: As the Union government plans to expand domestic air connectivity, the civil aviation ministry has identified 24 airports, including Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, for developing dedicated domestic air cargo terminals. According to sources, the government plans to create a national logistic network for a faster movement of goods.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) identified these airports for development of dedicated cargo terminals like those at Coimbatore, Trichy and Mangalore, at a review meeting chaired by civil aviation secretary Ashok Lavasa recently in New Delhi.

“The secretary directed AAI to draw up plans for creating such cargo terminals across the country in sync with the government’s plans to establish a national logistics network for faster movement of cargo goods,” said a senior official.

“Currently, one or two non-scheduled cargo flights land at Ahmedabad in a week. The dedicated cargo terminal will require infrastructure development as well including inventory capacity building,” said R K Singh, airport director.

In 2013-14, city airport handled 51,637 tonne of cargo including gold and silver with over 60% of cargo coming from domestic sector. The cargo at city airport is essentially managed by Gujarat State Exports Cargo Ltd (GSECL).

Terminal 3 which has been lying vacant at city airport is expected to be used for cargo terminal. “All airlines have some or the other arrangements for handling cargo and charge different rates. A dedicated cargo terminal will streamline all the process and rates. This step will definitely boost cargo movement,” said Samir Mankad, director, GSECL.

The decision was taken in the backdrop of the recently-created cargo terminal buildings at Coimbatore and Trichy. The AAI has also established separate international and domestic cargo facilities at the Mangalore airport. Similar facilities will be developed at 24 airports too.

Air cargo represents an average of about 10% of the airline industry’s revenue and about 35% of goods traded globally is transported by air.

In 2013-14, all operational airports taken together had handled two million metric tonnes (MT) of cargo — 1.4 MT international and 0.8 million MT domestic — registering a 4% growth over the previous year.

According to a study by AAI on air cargo in India, at a growth rate of 5% by 2017-18, air cargo is expected to touch 2,79, 6000 MT in the country and at the rate of 8.2%, it is may touch 4,14,2000 MT by 2022-23.

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Saudi Airlines Cargo wins industry award for second consecutive year

(MENAFN – Arab News) Saudi Airlines Cargo has been awarded the Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award 2014 in an event organized by Air Cargo Week in Shanghai China.

Accepting the Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award on behalf of Saudia Cargo for the second consecutive year was Peter Scholten VP commercial. Also in attendance were other members of the management team.

‘On behalf of the team at Saudia Cargo I would like to thank the readers of Air Cargo Week without whom it would not have been possible for us to win this prestigious award” said Nabil Khojah CEO.

The Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards is an important annual event which celebrates excellence and achievement in the global air cargo industry. Based on readers’ votes this award takes into consideration a number of factors including commitment to the development of air cargo investment in new products and services and consistent pattern of growth.

Saudi Airlines Cargo has grown significantly over recent years both in terms of its belly capacity as part of the Saudia fleet on the passenger side and its own freighter capacity. This growth has resulted in increased frequencies to existing destinations as well as new routes to several destinations across the globe.

The airline continues to invest in new products having recently launched Pharma.2.World Active a high-tech solution used to maintain temperatures of pharmaceutical and life science products during transport as well as other innovative solutions such as the OK2GO online tool and the electronic air waybill (e-AWB).

Saudi Airlines Cargo operates a fleet of 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia spanning a rapidly expanding global network of 225 destinations.

The cargo airline also provides cost-effective and practical worldwide charter flight solutions from a growing fleet of dedicated charter aircraft.

Article source: http://www.menafn.com/1093879208/Saudi-Airlines-Cargo-wins-industry-award-for-second-consecutive-year?src=RSS

Air T, Inc. Announces Changes In Leadership Of Air Cargo Subsidiaries

MAIDEN, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Air T, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market: AIRT) today announced that Robert G. (“Rob”) Norton, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Air T’s CSA Air subsidiary, will assume the same roles with Air T’s other air cargo subsidiary, Mountain Air Cargo.  Effective August 1, 2014, William H. (“Bill”) Simpson, Mountain Air Cargo’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will become the Chairman of CSA Air and Mountain Air Cargo, with a reduced workload. 

Nick Swenson, Air T’s CEO, commented, “Rob has been a stand-out leader at CSA for 20 years. Bill has a highly experienced and strong successor as President and CEO of Mountain Air Cargo.”

Rob Norton added, “We are excited to take the Mountain Air Cargo team to the next level through a commitment to outstanding customer service wherever and whenever they need us.” 

Air T, through its subsidiaries, provides overnight air freight service to the express delivery industry, manufactures and sells aircraft deicers and other special purpose industrial equipment, and provides ground support equipment and facilities maintenance to airlines.  Air T is one of the largest, small-aircraft air cargo operators in the United States.  Air T’s Mountain Air Cargo (MAC) and CSA, Air subsidiaries currently operate a fleet of single and twin-engine turbo-prop aircraft nightly in the eastern half of the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.  Air T’s Global Ground Support subsidiary manufactures deicing and other specialized military and industrial equipment and is one of the largest providers of deicers in the world.  The Global Aviation Services subsidiary provides ground support equipment and facilities maintenance to domestic airline customers.

Article source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-t-inc-announces-changes-153400604.html

Research and Markets: Strategic Analysis of Growth Opportunities in Indian Air Cargo Market

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mlxrzv/strategic) has announced the addition of the “Strategic Analysis of Growth Opportunities in Indian Air Cargo Market” report to their offering.

The study provides current market size, forecasts and the key market drivers and restraints for the air cargo market in India. It also analyzes the key market participants and their competition in international and domestic cargo traffic. It gives a snapshot of global air cargo, with details of the top 10 aircargo handling airports in India.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology

3. Definitions and Segmentation

4. Global Air Cargo Market Overview and Growth

5. Introduction to Air Cargo Market in India – India’s GDP and International Trade Growth

6. Commodities Potentially Airlifted Within India’s International Trade

7. External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints – Indian Air Cargo Market

8. Indian Air Cargo Market Analysis – Indian Air Cargo Market Size, Segmentation and Growth Forecasts

9. International Air Cargo Segment Analysis

10. Domestic Air Cargo Segment Analysis

11. Competitive Analysis – Competition in International Air Cargo Segment

12. Competition in Domestic Air Cargo Segment

13. Infrastructure for Air Cargo Operations in India – Airports in India

14. Regulatory Bodies for Civil Aviation in India

15. Policies for Investments in Airports in India

16. Major Air Cargo Hubs in India and Future Investments

17. New Trends in Indian Air Cargo Market

18. Outlook and Opportunities

19. Conclusions and Future Outlook

20. Database of Key Industry Participants

21. Appendix – Acronyms and Abbreviations

22. Profiles of Major Airports in India

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mlxrzv/strategic

Article source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/research-markets-strategic-analysis-growth-153700315.html