A SATS and Air India joint venture, AISATS will build and operate an integrated MMCH at Noida International Airport in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh.

AISATS expects to finalise and conclude the terms of a concession agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) in the coming weeks. Positioned as the gateway to the rapidly growing North India region, Noida International Airport will be the National Capital Region’s second major international airport when completed at the end of 2024. The five-tier multi-modal cargo (MMCH) is the first of its kind in India, and will comprise an integrated cargo terminal (ICT) and an integrated warehousing and logistics zone (IWLZ) to be built over 87 acres of land, with concessions spanning up to 20 years and 37 years respectively.

The MMCH will include integrated facilities with airside access for general cargo, e-commerce, temperature-controlled goods for perishables and pharmaceuticals, and express courier shipments. It will also provide trucking facilities to support road-to-road, road-to-air, and air-to-road movements.

AISATS CEO Sanjay Gupta said, “We are excited to partner with Noida International Airport to build a state-of-the-art, modern, and efficient cargo infrastructure, by making the best use of technology. India is envisioned to become the next logistics hub for the world, and the government is taking necessary measures to make logistics more efficient and globally competitive.

“We are aiming to develop world-class infrastructure to deliver a seamless, best-in-class cargo experience for all stakeholders. Catering to a large catchment area with a huge growth owing to multi-modal connectivity, we are certain that this multi-modal cargo hub will truly become the gateway to North India.”

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