Guwahati: A meeting on air cargo development with end-to-end logistics value chain was held by the Industries and Commerce Department in collaboration with Airport Authority of India (AAI) and AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Ltd.
At Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara on Monday. Addressing the gathering, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Ravi Capoor, said, ‘Exports from Guwahati Airport is now visible with fresh vegetables, fruits and spices sourced from various districts of Assam being directly exported to the markets of Dubai, UAE.’
D.K. Kamra, Regional Executive Director, Airport Authority of India (AAI), North East Region, said ‘With the facility of direct custom clearance of air cargo at the Guwahati Airport, the farmers and exporters can send their produce from Guwahati to any part of the globe through Air Cargo.’ ‘Similar cargo complex will come up in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Imphal and Agartala’, added Kamra. The farmers and exporters suggested that air freight charges from Guwahati to Gulf and European Nations should be at par with the freight charge from Kolkata. They also expressed the necessity of cold storage, pack houses, buyer-seller meet, lab-testing facility and state organic certification agency. An industry press release stated.
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