Emirates, Qatar and Turkish among top cargo carriers in Q3 CY2021 from Mumbai

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Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines are among the top airlines with highest tonnage in Q3 CY2021 with 15,871, 14,149 and 9,255 tonnes respectively at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA). On the domestic routes, IndiGo saw the highest tonnage of 14,191 tonnes followed by Blue Dart and Air India with 13,230 and 10,291 tonnages respectively. 

CSMIA import and export (EXIM) movement witnessed an 8 percent growth in imports of pharmaceuticals goods, while the overall category contributed around 20 percent. The airport transported approximately 1,90,445 tonnes of overall cargo between July to September 2021, the official release said.

Automotive parts were seen to be the highest transported goods contributing 24 percent to the overall general cargo, while pharmaceutical goods contributed to 20 percent, electricals/ electronics at 9 percent, engineering goods at 8 percent, agro products/perishables at 6 percent and rest was contributed by other goods such as chemicals, garments, dangerous goods and live animals. Furthermore, with the ongoing wave of the pandemic, critical life-saving medicines and equipment continue to be the need of the hour.

Cargo transported include essential and non-essential products such as pharmaceutical goods, vaccines and more. CSMIA also transported over 184 million doses of vaccine and witnessed a steady movement in airfreight demand between July to September 2021. The airport has been prioritizing the shipments of essential medical supplies and achieved an overall processing time of 25 minutes in international exports, and 12 minutes in domestic exports, including offloading and storage.

Cargo transported include essential and non-essential products such as pharmaceutical goods, vaccines and more. CSMIA also transported over 184 million doses of vaccine and witnessed a steady movement in airfreight demand between July to September 2021. The airport has been prioritizing the shipments of essential medical supplies and achieved an overall processing time of 25 minutes in international exports, and 12 minutes in domestic exports, including offloading and storage.

CSMIA’s air cargo processed approximately 62,764 tonnes of general cargo in July 2021 and witnessed around 64,600 tonnes of cargo in September 2021. The airport witnessed the movement of over 3,696 international flights carrying over 1,36,353 tonnes as well as around 54,090 tonnes of cargo with over 16,615 domestic flights during this period. 

Ever since the outbreak of the global pandemic, the cargo team at CSMIA has a strong cargo handling capacity with 4,50,000 tonnes per annum and 900 tonnes per day. Being compliant to IATA CEIV and GDP global standards for Pharma handling, CSMIA ensures utmost safety of Pharma supply chain. Standing today at the juncture of a new post-pandemic global market.

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