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AMI goes to India

[ February 20, 2013   //   ]

Airfreight and express wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) has created a new regional division in India and launched its own operation in Mumbai. AMI India introduces the company’s trade-only air cargo wholesaling concept to the market for the first time – air cargo consolidation and wholesale activity in India has previously been restricted to co-loading among freight agents, it says. AMI’s Mumbai operation, based near the city’s international airport, is initially focusing on airport-airport traffic to the company’s existing stations in the UK, US and Africa but will progressively introduce more destinations, and additional products such as airport-door, over the coming months.

AMI India – headed by regional VP Trevor Saldanha – will also work to stimulate import traffic to all key points in India, from AMI stations at 21 locations in the UK, US, UK, Europe, South Africa, Far East and Australasia.

Breakbulk of imports to cities other than Mumbai will continue to be handled by its existing network of service partners across the country.

Once its Mumbai office is fully established, AMI India plans to open branches in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.