CSMIA Air Cargo Observed a 30% Increase in Cargo Volumes in FY22, Compared to FY21
Mumbai, April 18, 2022: With global supply chain operations gaining momentum over the past two years, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) air cargo has had a successful year in terms of EXIM movements ( export and import) in FY22. With a total of 5,56,900 metric tons (MT) of global cargo facilitated in FY22, CSMIA air cargo saw an increase of nearly 30 % of movements compared to FY21. Where international freight volumes increased by 26% while domestic freight volumes increased by 40% compared to FY21. Total import of 260,600 MT and the export of 296,300 MT of freight drove CSMIA’s overall contribution to global freight movements.
The top three destinations that recorded the highest imports through the CSMIA are China, Germany and the United States respectively. While the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Germany remain the main destinations in terms of exports. Additionally, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and engineering goods saw the majority of the movement to major international destinations, while major domestic destinations primarily witnessed the movement of engineering goods, documents, and samples. and postal freight in FY22. Notably, the major airlines serving the maximum CSMIA cargo include IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoFirst in the domestic segment. While Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines were the top 3 airlines carrying the highest cargo load internationally during this period.
Additionally, essential life-saving drugs and equipment continue to be the need of the hour. In FY22, some of the major areas of focus were handling COVID-19 vaccines and lifesaving equipment and medications. The CSMIA endeavored to transport a total of 397 million doses of vaccines, of which 58 million doses were exported to 76 international destinations and 339 million doses were transported to 49 domestic destinations. In addition, 1,000 tons of oxygen concentrators, 50 tons of oxygen generators and 150 tons of COVID relief drugs were also meticulously processed at the CSMIA air cargo terminal.
Compliant with IATA CEIV and GDP global standards for pharmaceutical handling, CSMIA ensures the highest security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. On the other hand, CSMIA continues to strengthen its freight capabilities with the adoption of advanced technological solutions, including the launch of D-Cube, the first-of-its-kind paperless and contactless import operations model facilitating digital transactions. and the further reduction in waiting time. While maintaining the momentum of steady growth intact, CSMIA is continuously poised to deliver best-in-class cargo operations in the coming period as the fiscal year draws to a close.
With cargo transportation across the globe operating at full capacity, CSMIA observed a total of 76,736 domestic flights facilitating the total movement of domestic cargo in FY22, in addition to servicing 46,099 flights in FY22. 21. Meanwhile, 17,570 international flights contributed to imports and exports were observed in FY22 compared to 11,833 in FY21 through the CSMIA air cargo terminal.
Standing today at the juncture of a new post-pandemic global market, CSMIA constantly strives to be an unparalleled partner for businesses by facilitating value-added services, constantly improving efficiency with the introduction new technologies, thus minimizing the execution time for each movement. Aiming to continue the legacy of being one of the leading airports for cargo movements globally, CSMIA continues to show outstanding performance in contributing to the global share of Exim movements. The figures recorded in FY21 reflect the continued efforts of airports to make the CSMIA cargo terminal the global hub for cargo movements.