Indian cargo terminal opens

A NEW cargo terminal has been built at Trichy Airport in Tamil Nadu, India.

The US$200,000 terminal will have two wings, one for export spread over a total area of 2,200m2 and another for import with a 1,750m2 built-up area.

The export wing is fitted with a sterile area and additional facilities include cold storage for perishable cargo, a shed for hazardous cargo, a room for valuable cargo, and an embedded electronic weighing scale for weighing up to five tonnes at a time.

The cargo custodianship to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is likely to be issued by Custom before the end of November. The holding capacity of the terminal is 250 metric tonnes but the AAI plans to add additional facilities in keeping with the increasing volume of freight traffic.

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