Panaji: Following its contract for wet cargo last November, CONCOR – a Public Sector under Ministry of Railways, has now been appointed the custodian for dry cargo at Goa International Airport, also known as Dabolim airport, for the next 5 years.
Informed sources said that permission granted to CONCOR as custodian has also been approved by customs, and means dry goods will no longer need be exported through Mumbai.
A source said, International pharmaceutical exports from the manufacturing hub at Verna that are currently transported from Mumbai will now be routed through Goa.
To commence operations, CONCOR will be seeking space from AAI as it requires storage area for holding export and import cargo.
CONCOR will also have to beef up handling equipment and other infrastructure though it is understood that the company is geared up to handle pharmaceutical exports.
Dabolim airport currently has facilities for exports of wet cargo through the centre for perishable cargo (CPC) operated by CONCOR.