Delhi’s IGI Airport launches app for cargo operations

14 February 2016 (Last Updated February 14th, 2016 18:30)

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi, has launched a mobile application for cargo operations.

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Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi, has launched a mobile application for cargo operations.

The mobile app is named DIAL Cargo.

DIAL Cargo is expected to cut down paper work and keep a real-time track on cargo movements.

According to DIAL, the mobile app will help in receiving electronic clearance of cargo through the customs department.

DIAL Cargo allows authorised access to the customs department, custom house agents, operators, freight forwarders and airlines, reported PTI.

It provides visibility on cargo operations at affordable cost.

"This will reduce the paper work, dwell time and help customs brokers to transact their respective business functionalities through mobile."

DIAL has worked in collaboration with the air cargo industry to introduce a business friendly mobile application.

The app is capable of integrating the messages received from Customs Electronic Data Interchange System and the Directorate General Systems and Data Management.

DIAL was quoted by the news agency as stating: "This will reduce the paper work, dwell time and help customs brokers to transact their respective business functionalities through mobile."

Delhi Customs Clearing Agents Association president P S Atree said that customers can use the app to transact air cargo business on real-time basis even when on-the-move.

IGI Airport handled about 700,000 metric tonnes of cargo between 2014 and 2015.

DIAL CEO I Prabhakara Rao said: "DIAL Cargo app will benefit the entire Air Trade System where you can transact complete business functionalities such as tracking consignment, paying terminal charges, issuing delivery and carting orders and many such items in a paperless manner."


Image: IGI Airport handled about 700,000 metric tonnes of cargo in 2014-15. Photo: courtesy of Krokodyl/Wikipedia.