India: International cargo movement likely to improve

With the newly introduced Air India Express flight to Sharjah beginning to lift overseas freight to the West Asian destination from Tiruchi, international cargo movement is expected to improve further.

The international airline which launched the daily service in the Tiruchi – Sharjah – Tiruchi sector from September 14 began to lift overseas freight from last Friday onwards.

Although there is a controlled booking of shipment to Sharjah at the moment, sources feel that overall freight movement would perk up soon with the airline beginning to lift cargo.

A small beginning has been made with the airline lifting a little over one tonne since the launch of the service to Sharjah. Sources say flowers and vegetables were the main consignments being exported to Sharjah after freight rates were declared by the airline days after the new service was introduced. There are a lot of queries from shippers regarding export of cargo to Sharjah.

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