As revealed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), China has selected Delhi Airport as its exclusive cargo transshipment centre in India. With this crucial development, Chinese cargo to the central Asian countries will be routed through Delhi Airport’s newly launched Transshipment Excellence Centre (TEC).
According to Delhi airport officials, an Air Asia X (D7) freighter, that was carrying garment and accessories, transferred the consignment from Beijing to Delhi for onward delivery to Ukraine in the last week of 2019. This has led to the creation of a new gateway for the movement of international transshipment cargo connecting China to Ukraine through Delhi Airport.
DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar while expressing his joy at this development, is confident that this development will be a major boost for the logistics sector.
“Delhi has emerged as a cargo hub for businesses in North India and neighbouring countries. This new movement of international transhipment cargo connecting China to Ukraine via Delhi Airport will give a significant impetus to the air cargo and regional logistics sectors.”Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, DIAL
“TEC not only provides new momentum to the efficient movement of transshipment air cargo through secure channel but also contributes significantly in promoting Delhi Airport as Air Cargo Hub of the region and an Air Cargo Gateway to the World”, he shared.
This recent development bears testimony to the fact that Delhi airport is surely emerging as a transshipment hub for India’s neighbors.