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Overview
Competing in today's global economy presents a huge challenge to many supply chain business partners. The air cargo industry demands the right mix of options and solutions to satisfy the needs of all segments of the business. As the nation’s first greenfield Airport, Cargo Service Centre at Cochin International Airport Limited provides the industry with a multitude of choices.

Cochin International Airport is one of the leading International Air Cargo Centre’s in the Southern part of India. The new Air Cargo Centre at Cochin International Airport was commissioned on 01st December 2000. It is the foremost cargo center in India having the single service provider concept. The facility has more than 100,000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space dedicated for the cargo operations and as capacity continues to expand substantial investments have consolidated and streamlined cargo movement at the airport.
To  offer superior cargo center services to airlines, forwarding agents, shippers, and consignees, we stick to the concept of fine-tuning our procedures to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of the constantly evolving air cargo industry. CIAL is the best cargo airport in Kerala, in South India. The region, one of the biggest and busiest air cargo airports, can easily accommodate long-haul direct and non-stop International / Domestic traffic. Located at Nedumbassery, Cochin (COK), the airport is at about 30 km from Sea Port, 25 KMs from Cochin Economic Zone, and 35 Km from the Industrial and Commercial capital of Kerala., The Tirupur –Coimbatore cargo hub which is a key cargo market for South India is only 225 Km from this Airport.

Key Facts of CIAL Cargo Centre

  •  The total area earmarked for the Cargo village is 50 acres.
  • Separate areas are dedicated for the storage and handling of Domestic (inbound, outbound including courier) and international Cargo including the Transshipment cargo
  • The entire International air cargo center is designated as a Customs Bonded area.
  • It is equipped with modern automated and computer-controlled cargo terminals.
  • Accommodates all aircraft loading: both narrow- and wide-body upper deck and narrow-body belly.
  • One lakh square feet of warehouse and storage facilities, including climate-controlled areas and areas for inspection, assembly, etc.
  • Separate center for handling the Perishable cargo
  • More than100 cargo companies are based here.
  • The long-haul and short-haul trucking companies use CIAL cargo facilities.
  • CIAL, pioneer in the PPP model green field Airport and leading cargo service provider in India is the sole operator of the Cargo Service Centre.
  • Handles Export cargo brought in ready for carriage condition
  • Physical storage and handling including build-up and break-down of ULDs
  • Dedicated handling of freighter operations
  • Special storage handling for precious, hazardous and perishable cargo
  • Ware House Management
  • Custodian under the customs act
  • Access Control
  • Dedicated business development unit

 
Infrastructure Expansion Plans

  •  New integrated Import buildings.
  • Conversion of existing Import section to the automated export warehouse


Agencies located at the Cargo Centre

  • Department of Customs Air Cargo Unit
  • International as well as Domestic Airlines Cargo offices
  • State Bank of India
  • Federal Bank Ltd
  • Plant Quarantine Office
  • Postal Mail Transit office
  • IATA/CHA agents in the CIAL Cargo Agents Building

1.Centre for Dry Cargo (CDC)
The centre has an area of 50,000 sq ft,  with dedicated space for handling and storage of Import and Export Cargo. It includes:
Export Facilities

  • Separate warehouse area allocated for storage facilities, inspection areas and two work stations for unitization with four delivery lines.
  • Strong room facilities for valuable and vulnerable cargo.
  • Dedicated storage area for the Dangerous Goods.
  • Hi-tech security system including Explosive Trace Detector (ETD).
  • CCTV with 24X7 recording facility installed at strategic areas monitored by the security personnel.


Import  Facilities

  • The separate area allocated for warehouse and storage, inspection and area for de-stuffing, including a separate area for transshipment cargo storage.
  • Dedicated unaccompanied baggage handling and clearance area.
  • Delivery of urgent and direct delivery cargo on 24X7 basis
  • Strong room facilities   for valuable and vulnerable cargo
  • Dedicated storage area for the Dangerous Goods
  • CCTV with recording facility installed at all strategic areas which are 24X7 monitored by the security personnel.
  • Separate walk-in coolers for the import perishable cargo


 2.Centre for Perishable Cargo
 A state of Art Centre for perishable cargo with an area of 22,000 sq. Ft. for export-import of perishable cargo with all modern facilities in line with international standards.The entire facility is maintained at an ambient temperature of +18c and relative humidity. Cool rooms with three chambers of different temperatures range ,each 15MT capacity are provided

  • 100 to 00C (1st Chamber)
  • 100 to 00C (2nd Chamber)
  • 00  to( -100C) (3rd Chamber)

The temperature controlled area inside the centre is earmarked for storage facilities, inspection areas and area of unitization.

3.Transshipment Cargo Facilities
A dedicated warehouse is allocated for the transshipment cargo. The Import as well as export cargo from the Customs warehouses in the   catchments areas as well as airports like Chennai and Bangalore, Coimbatore etc are handled and stored at this centre for export from CIAL.
The import cargo from various airports like Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and other centres are transferred through RFS to our transshipment centre and customs cleared at Cochin Airport.
The Customs bonded truck operators are doing the RFS for the various carriers for the to and fro transits of cargo through Cochin Airport.

4.Domestic Cargo
We have a separate centre with an area of 10,000Sq. Ft for the handling and storage of the Domestic cargo. CIAL is the sole service provider at this centre, with concerned airlines looking after the customer services. We have separate strong room facilities for the valuable and vulnerable cargo, including a separate area for handling the dangerous goods, the security functions are performed by us which includes the access control to the centre.

Airline Address Telephone
Air Arabia http://www.airarabia.com/ +91-484-2611153 (Direct No)
Air Asia http://www.airasia.com/ +91-484-2611434 / 436
Air Asia India https://www.airasia.com/flights/india 0484 26 11 433/ 434/ 444
Air India http://www.airindia.com/ 0484-2610041/ 2610050
Air India Express http://www.airindiaexpress.in +91-484-2610040 (Direct No)
Air Jazeera https://www.jazeeraairways.com/ 07290021295/ 296
Arkia airline    
Emirates http://www.emirates.com/ +91-484-2610115 Extn: 2281
Etihad http://www.etihadairways.com +91-484-2611770/ 71
Fly Dubai https://www.flydubai.com/en/ 0484 4855588, 77
Go Air http://www.goair.in/ +91-484-2610697/ 6508203
Gulf Air http://www.gulfair.com +91-484-2611346 (Direct No)
Indian Airlines http://www.airindia.com/ +91-484-2610011 (Direct No.)
Indigo http://www.goindigo.in +91-484-2611751 (Direct No.)
Kuwait Airways http://www.kuwaitairways.com/ +91-484- 2610251 (Direct No.)
Malaysia Airlines    
Malindo Air https://www.malindoair.com/in/ 0484 2611225
Oman Airways http://www.omanair.aero/wy/ +91-484- 2610169 (Direct No)
Qatar Airways http://www.qatarairways.com/in/ +91-484-2611305 (Direct No.)
Saudi Arabian Airlines http://www.saudiairlines.com/ +91-484-2611287 (Direct No.), 2610115 Extn: 2289
Silk Air http://www.silkair.com/mbe/en_UK/ +91-484-2610115 Extn:2299
Singapore Airlines http://www.singaporeair.com 0484 2610115-2299
Spicejet http://www.spicejet.com +91-484-2610115 Extn : 2173
SriLankan Airlines http://www.srilankan.lk/ +91-484-2611313/ 314
Thai AirAsia    
Vistara https://www.flydubai.com/en/ 0484 2610115-2180, 2181

Import/Export procedures for Cargo
Importers/exporters can use the cargo centre for exporting and importing various types of cargo
 
Import procedure
The import consignments can be cleared after getting the gate pass from CIAL with the  following documents

  • Delivery order from the Carrier
  • Cargo charges paid receipt
  • Customs out of charge certificate on the Bill of Entry/Baggage Declaration               

Personal Baggage Clearance
The import section of the Cargo centre shall be handling the unaccompanied baggage, this shall be de-stuffed and kept in our warehouse. After getting the intimation from /Carrier, the passenger/customer can clear the baggage, by submitting necessary documents to the customs by himself with the passport.
 
Human Remains
Human Remains are delivered direct brought from the tarmac through GATE NO 1-A (adjacent to T3 arrival) to the legal owner (consignee in the airway bill issued by the carrier) or to his/her nominee. In the case of the nominee, the authorization from the legal owner must be in the legal format attested by a notary.The clearance of the Human Remains and its procedures/formalities shall be carried out by CIAL officials through the office of the International Terminal Manager. The Port Health office, Emigration, and Customs clearance shall be organized by CIAL. All the procedures/services are rendered at CIAL for Human Remains clearance free of Cost. Contact no of Terminal Manager -0484-2610115 Extn. 2221
 
Export Procedure
The export consignments are cleared with the following documents by CIAL

  • Carting orders from the concerned airlines
  • Shipping Bill with Let Export and Allowed for loading order from customs
  • Cargo charges paid receipt (TSP and other charges if any )
  • The airline documents


Transshipment Services
The transshipment of cargo to and from this centre is provided by the concerned carriers by the RFS service. The concerned airlines/carriers will arrange necessary procedures/documentation for the transshipment of Cargo in association with the bonded truck operator.

Click here for the Circular on Issue of new Airport Entry Permit for Air Cargo Complex

EXPORT CARGO

(I) TERMINAL, STORAGE AND PROCESSING (TSP) CHARGES

Sl. No Type of Cargo Rate per Kg (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General / Perishable

1.00

165.00

2

# Special

2.00

330.00

3

Valuable

6.00

1200.00

(II) DEMURRAGE CHARGES

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per Kg per day (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General / Perishable

1.00

180.00

2

# Special

2.00

360.00

3

Valuable Cargo

4.00

.720.00

NOTES

  1. Demurrage free period shall be as per Government Orders issued and in force from time to time.
  2. Consignments of Human Remains, coffins including unaccompanied  baggage of deceased, human ashes and human eyes are exempted from the purview of TSP & Demurrage charges
  3. # Special Cargo consists of Live Animals, Hazardous Goods, Ornamental Fish, Chicks, etc
  4. Charges will be levied on the "gross weight" or the "chargeable weight" of the consignment, whichever is higher. Wherever the "gross weight" and (or) “volume weight” is wrongly indicated on the Airway Bill and is found more, charges will be levied on the "actual gross weight" or "actual volumetric weight", whichever is higher.
  5. For mis-declaration of weight above 2% and up to 5% of declared weight penal charges at double the applicable TSP charges will be levied. For variation above 5%, the penal charges will be levied at five (5) times the applicable TSP charges of the differential weight.

(III) Airway  bill amendment charges  

   Rs.150/airwaybill  

IMPORT  CARGO

1.  Delivery Order Charges

MAWB General Cargo: Rs. 2000.00

MAWB Baggage: Rs. 2000.00

MAWB Baggage – Consolidation: Rs. 2000.00

2. Break Bulk Charges:

For First HAWB: Rs. 2500.00

  For Each additional: Rs.1300.00

3. Terminal, Storage And Processing (TSP) Charges

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per kg (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General / Unaccompanied Baggage / Courier / Perishables

6.00

250.00

2

# Special Cargo

.12.00

300.00

3

Valuable Cargo

15.00

1200.00

 4. Strapping Charges

Rs. 10.00 per each packet.

5. Demurrage  Charges

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per Kg  Per day (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General / Unaccompanied Baggage / Courier / Perishables

 

Up to 04 days including  free period

1.50

320

 

From 5 th to 30 th day

3.00

 

Beyond 30 days

4.50

2

# Special Cargo

 

Up to 04 days including  free period

3.00

640

 

From 5 th to 30 th day

6.00

640

 

Beyond 30 days

9.00

3

Valuable Cargo:

 

Up to 04 days including  free period

6.00

1250

 

From 5 th to 30 th day

12.00

 

Beyond 30 days

18.00

 * Demurrage free period shall be as per Government orders issued and in force from time to time.

  NOTES:

 (a) Consignment of human remains coffin including baggage of deceased, human ashes and human eyes will be exempted from the purview of TSP, demurrage charges & DO charges.

 (b) Charges will be levied on the 'gross weight' or the 'chargeable weight' of the consignment whichever is higher. Wherever the 'gross weight' and (or) 'volume weight' is wrongly indicated on the Airway bill and is actually found more, charges will be levied on the ‘actual gross weight’ or ‘actual volumetric weight’ or ‘chargeable weight’ whichever is higher.

(c) # Special Import Cargo consists of Live Animals, Hazardous Goods, Ornamental Fish, Live Chicks etc.

 (d) Valuable cargo consists  of Gold, Bullion, Currency Notes, Securities,  Shares, Share  Coupons , Traveller’s  Cheques, Diamonds (including  diamonds for industrial use),  Diamond Jewelry, Jewelry and watches  made of Silver, Gold, Platinum, Computer Parts, Mobile Phones and items  valued at USD 1000 per kilogram of gross weight and above.

 (e) GST will be charged extra at applicable rates.

 6. AWB Amendment charges: Rs. 150.00 Per AWB

 7. Cold Storage Charges

Rs. 2.50 per Kg per day subject to a minimum of Rs. 700.00 for each consignment

8. Forklift Charges

 

DOMESTIC CARGO

DEPARTURE CARGO

1. Terminal, Storage And Processing (TSP) Charges (Chargeable to the Consignor)

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per kg (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General cargo / Perishable cargo / Courier / PO Mails etc.

1.00

150.00

2

# Special Cargo

.2.00

300.00

3

Valuable Cargo

6.00

1000.00

 

2. Demurrage Charges (Chargeable To The Consignor) 

First 24 hrs is free for all Departure Cargo Charges after first 24 hours:

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per kg (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General Cargo / Special Cargo /

Perishable cargo

1.50

200.00

2

Valuable Cargo

3.00

400.00

 

 ARRIVAL CARGO

1. Terminal, Storage and Processing (TSP) Charges (Chargeable to the Consignee)

 

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per kg (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General cargo / Perishable cargo / Courier / PO Mails

1.00

150.00

2

# Special Cargo

.2.00

300.00

3

Valuable Cargo

6.00

1000.00

 

2. Demurrage Charges (Chargeable To the Consignee)

First 24 Hours is free all Arrival Cargo

 Charges after first 24 hours:

Sl. No. Type of cargo Rate per kg (Rs) Minimum rate per consignment (Rs)

1

General Cargo / Special Cargo /

Perishable cargo / P O Mail

1.50

200.00

2

Valuable Cargo

3.00

2000.00

  3.  Cold room charges (if kept in International cargo cold storage with the permission from Customs)

 Rs. 2.50 per Kg per day subject to a minimum of Rs. 700.00 per Consignment.

 Notes: Common for Outbound and Inbound cargo

(a) TSP Charges and Demurrage Charges will be levied on the "gross weight" or the "chargeable weight" of the consignment whichever is higher.

(b) For mis-declaration of weight of 2% and above of declared weight, penal charges at double the applicable TSP charges will be levied.

(c)  # Special Cargo consists of Live Animals, Hazardous Goods, Ornamental   Fish, Live Chicks, etc

(d) X-Ray and Unitization Charges will be levied on gross weight.

(e) All taxes will be charged extra at applicable rates.

(f) Consignments of human remains coffin including unaccompanied baggage of deceased are exempted from the purview of TSP & demurrage charges.

(g) Demurrage free period shall be as per Government Orders issued and in force from time to time.

(h) The rates approved herein are ceiling rates, excluding taxes, if any, and as applicable.