Delhi Airport Transships Over 8,000 MT of Bangladeshi Cargo in a Year


In a year, Delhi airport operator DIAL has transshipped more than 8,000 million metric tons of cargo from Bangladesh to various overseas destinations, it said on Thursday.

“The transshipment facility for Bangladeshi cargo first began on February 26, 2023, paving the way for a faster and more cost-effective route for shipping export cargo internationally. Since then, Delhi Airport has helped transship over 80 lakh kg (8,000 MT) of readymade garments to European nations, including Spain, the Netherlands, and France,” it said in a release.

The EU, UK, and Canada are the top three destinations for Bangladeshi apparel exports.

Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) has transshipped over 5.17 lakh MT of international cargo between April 2023 and January 2024, it said.

To process international general cargo, Delhi International Airport has equipped itself with the installation of 28 dual-view X-ray machines.

“Five extra X-ray machines have been augmented for handling Bangladesh cargo to avoid any congestion for general cargo,” it added.

Delhi Airport is the largest cargo hub airport in the South Asia region, with two integrated cargo terminals having an annual cargo handling capacity of 1.8 million MT, which is scalable to 2.3 million MT. The cargo handling capacity of the Delhi Airport gives it a unique position to help cater to manufacturers and suppliers internationally, especially in Southeast Asia, for a faster and more cost-effective way to ship their cargo across Western nations.

The cargo terminals at Delhi Airport have a world-class infrastructure with GDP-certified temperature-controlled facilities for handling temperature-sensitive cargo. The temperature-controlled cargo facilities can handle over 1.5 lakh MT per year. These facilities have state-of-the-art temperature-controlled zones with separate cool chambers ranging from -20 °C to +25 °C.