The Department of Cargo with 157 Professional Executives, with average of 10
years, has grown gradually with establishment of Gateway Air Cargo Terminals at
Kolkata (1975), Chennai (1978) & Delhi (1986). The capacities have been
augmented keeping pace with air cargo growth.
The Integrated Air Cargo Terminal at Delhi provides for export/import transit
cargo handling facilities. The Cargo Management System here has been upgraded
to a fully computerized "On Line'' Integrated Cargo Management system with
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Bar Coding Capabilities. The Cargo
Management Systems at Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata are also computerized
though not yet "On Line system''. At Delhi, the Multi level ETV system for
handling loaded pallets & containers is being augmented by an additional
ETV system enhancing the present 284 slot capacity by almost 50 per cent.
A perishable Cargo handling terminal with `Pre-cooling' chambers, independent
chambers for Fruits, Flowers, Frozen Products etc., has been in operation at
Dehi. A much bigger Perishable Cargo Terminal is planned at Mumbai Airport
where perishable cargo constitutes 40% of total air cargo.
AAI Air Cargo Terminals provide for Truck Docks, Strong Rooms, Live Animal
Sheds, Hazardous Cargo Godown, Palletisation Station, Offices for Airlines,
Government Regulartory Agencies, Multi-model Cargo Operators, Break Bulk
Agents, Consolidators for ease of operation and user convenience. To meet
safety standards CCTV Systems, X-rays Scanners etc., are provided.
The gateway airport cargo terminals together are capable of handling One
Million Tonnes of import/export/transit cargo annually. Present capacity
utilization is about 75%-80%.
The design and construction of all air cargo terminals has been undertaken by
Planning & Engineering Departments of AAI in liaison with Cargo Department.
Feasibility study for Air Cargo Terminal at Kathmandu, Nepal was undertaken by
AAI. AAI is capable of undertaking not only design, development and
construction of cargo terminals, but also management and operations.