Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Named “Cargo Airport of the Year” in India
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has won the title of “Cargo Airport of the Year-Region India” at the Air Cargo India 2022 Exhibition & Conference, for the excellence in air cargo for the fifth consecutive time. The award is recognition of the superior freight capabilities demonstrated by CSMIA with its relentless efforts in adopting innovations in air freight processing, creating an efficient digital ecosystem and building a robust infrastructure to support the continuous movement of goods.
The award was presented during the Air Cargo India 2022 event, for Excellence in Air Cargo, in Mumbai. Manoj Singh, Senior Vice President and Head of MIAL Cargo, received the award on behalf of CSMIA and expressed his gratitude for recognizing CSMIA’s tireless efforts to contribute to global air cargo operations.
Connecting to over 500 pre-pandemic cargo destinations, CSMIA’s cargo facility is a major gateway for pharmaceuticals, perishables, automobiles and engineering goods to India. CSMIA’s advanced cargo infrastructure keeps it ahead of global players in air cargo supply chain operations and continues to rapidly improve existing structures. From receiving 1st “IATA CEIV Pharma” accreditation in India and 3rd in Asia to hosting the largest airport facilities in the world, “Export Cold Zone – Pharma & Agro Excellence Centre”, “Import Pharma Cold Zone” , “Export Heavy & Bonded Cargo Terminal” and “Pharma Cooltainer”, CSMIA has built an infrastructure with the potential to meet the ever increasing demands for cargo movements. Additionally, from a digital innovations perspective, CSMIA’s digital ecosystem is designed to facilitate paperless transactions, faster customs clearances and reduced processing time. e-Freight initiatives such as e-CSD, Slot Management, Online Delivery Order (Master and Consol), Import Digital Docket Delivery and Payment Gateway have revolutionized freight operations. While with Mumbai Airport’s air cargo management system, called ‘AMAX’, focuses on digitally connecting all air cargo players and allied agencies, thereby driving digitalization to make the processing of much easier, agile and profitable air freight.
CSMIA, the nation’s 2nd largest airport for handling cargo volumes and the nation’s largest gateway for pharmaceuticals and perishables, saw a nearly 30% increase in movements in FY22 . With international cargo volumes growing 26% and domestic cargo volumes growing 40% in FY21.
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