The Export Unitization Zone is designed to offer one-stop solution to the airline customers and the facility being closer to the freighter bay will provide faster connection of ULDs to the cargo aircraft.The Export Unitization Zone is spread over an area of 6,000 sq mt offering facilities like 10 workstations for cargo unitization, ULD storage positions, 30-tonne capacity ULD weighbridge, battery-operated forklifts and dedicated material handling equipment, plug points for active refrigerated containers, storage facility for vulnerable cargo and 24/7 security monitoring. Commenting on the facility, Manoj Singh, Vice President, MIAL said, The facility that has commenced operations offers one-stop solution to the airline customers covering services like unitization, ULD weighment, generation of IATA standard airline ULD tags and comprehensive documentation. The facility being closer to the freighter bay caters faster connection of ULDs to the cargo aircrafts.
The procedure of cargo clearance at the Mumbai International Airport is all set to get smoother. The airport authorities have now facilitated all entries of importedexported goods to be updated online. This, in a major plus-point, makes the cargo handling divisions processes paperless. As the system has the capability to validate orders online before the generation of final gate pass, the operational work will be smoother.
The new system with an integrated electronic platform will strengthen digital interface between cargo terminal operator and all air cargo stakeholders, including Customs, Custom brokers, airlines, freight forwarders, shippers, consignees and other statutory bodies.