Celebi Delhi successfully handled and dispatched the first cargo shipment arriving into the country all the way from Bangladesh and going into Spain. The transhipment cargo loaded onto a convoy of around 20 trucks started its road journey from the capital city of Dhaka in Bangladesh on March 15, then crossing the Bangladesh-India border at Benapole-Petrapole to reach from Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL)’s cargo complex on March 19, in a span of five days. This faster, cost-effective route of shipping goods internationally from Bangladesh via Delhi was taken under the Maitri Setu Project.
The Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal team successfully dispatched the 124 MT Bangladesh export air cargo shipment on an Atlas Air Boeing B747-800 freighter operated by DSV ISC from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi on March 21.
On the occasion, Kamesh Peri, CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal said, “As an international cargo terminal operator, it is our immense pleasure to facilitate international transhipments from Bangladesh to third countries via Delhi Airport. We welcome this initiative of the Indian government to allow exporters from Bangladesh to send their international cargo via Delhi International Airport. This route will be faster and more economical for Bangladesh exporters, and we, at Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal, are looking forward to facilitating many more such shipments in the future.”
Reportedly, on 26 February, the first batch of transhipment cargo from Bangladesh left Dhaka via road for New Delhi and arrived at DIAL on March 03. This was what can be said to be a ‘trial’ run for cargo movement from Bangladesh to the European countries, through New Delhi. The line flight for this first shipment left DIAL for Spain on March 05.