Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce and YSRC Rajya Sabha MP V Vijay Sai Reddy recently said in a webinar that the Indian air cargo industry has an important role in the overall logistics ecosystem in the state.
He urged the exporters to utilise the cargo terminal facilities available in the airports in state.
Vijaysai Reddy said the upcoming Bhogapuram international airport will have the best-in-class infrastructure and a dedicated cargo facility.
Addressing the webinar on ‘Air Cargoing Andhra Pradesh‘ organised jointly by FICCI and Vizag Industrial Scan on Thursday, he said there is no need for exporters of AP to go to Hyderabad or Bengaluru for air cargo operations. He urged exporters to utilize the existing air cargo facilities in the state.
Vijaysai Reddy also explained the ‘Act East’ policy and said Union minister of commerce Piyush Goyal has announced that India will soon have a free trade agreement with UK and Australia.
“This would further provide more space and opportunity to capitalise on these facilities,” he said.
Leading industry personalities from the air cargo industry highlighted the various opportunities and challenges in the sector.