Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Oct 18, 2011
With F1 around the corner, Indira Gandhi International Airport cargo infrastructure managed a smooth and timely arrival of the high volume F1 cargo.
The F1 cargo included 40 pallets containing 2 safety cars and 2 medical cars along with equipment and tools. All race-specific cargo is to arrive between October 18 and 20.
“DIAL sees Formula 1 as not just an event but a moment of immense pride in playing a lead role of providing logistical support for such a renowned event. This is in line with our defined vision to make IGI the Cargo Gateway for India,” said DIAL CEO, I. Prabhakara Rao said.
Cargo handled at IGIA has gone up to 0.6 million metric tonnes annually in 2010-11 from 0.3 million metric tonnes in 2006-07. DIAL says it presently handles, on an average, 10-20 freighters per day. The forecast for cargo growth is 15% and DIAL aims to touch 1 mn metric tonne mark by 2014-15.