During the period 1978-79, Government of India took a policy decision that Air Cargo Complexes should be set up at suitable locations in the country, other than metro airports, by the concerned State Governments. These complexes were intended to bring all Export/Import activities under one roof. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram was identified as a suitable location and the Government of Kerala nominated Kerala State Industrial Enterprises Ltd. as the Operating Agency for setting up Air Cargo Complex attached with Trivandrum Airport.

 

Export operations from Trivandrum commenced in 1979. A full fledged Air Cargo terminal was established by KSIE at Shanghumugham from where full fledged Import/Export activities commenced from July 1984 onwards. The Commissioner of Customs had appointed KSIE as the Custodian of all Import/ Export goods landed at Trivandrum Airport in accordance with the provisions of chapter viii of the Customs Act, 1962.

 

In the year 1991 Trivandrum Airport was declared as an International Airport and the Air Cargo Operation was with the Airports Authority of India for nearly 2 years. In 1993 the custodianship of the cargo complex was again entrusted with KSIE.

 

KSIE had carried out two major expansion projects at TACT. It has also obtained quality certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per IS:ISO 9001-2000 standards, as early in the year 2003. TACT is the major center for export of perishables from South India. Nearly 75 MT per day of vegetables, fruits and other perishables like meat, fish, flowers etc. are exported from TACT. Spices, handicrafts, textiles etc. are also uplifted. As regards Import, TACT has now capacity to handle upto 75MT of Import cargo per day on an average.

 

International flights from Trivandrum Airport stands shifted to new Aiport Terminal commissioned by the AAI with effect from 01.03.2011. Along with this, KSIE has created necessary infrastructural facilities near the new Airport terminal at Chackai to carry out export operations smoothly. AAI had leased out around 4000 sqm. land to KSIE for this purpose. This arrangement will continue for the time being until the dream project of KSIE to construct a new cargo terminal of international standard in 10 to 15 acres of land to be allotted to KSIE by the Government of Kerala.

 

Customer friendly service provided by the company at TACT at competitive rates is one of the major attractions for importers and exporters to opt for TACT for their business purpose.

 

Facilities of Trivandrum Air Cargo Terminal (TACT)


§ Fully computerized Air Cargo Operations
§ Large godown to keep the Export/Import Cargo
§ Fork lifts/Trolleys to handle the Cargo
§ Cooling chambers for perishables
§ X-ray unit for the easy and speedy cargo processing to the Exporters/Airlines
§ Weigh Bridge facility
§ Office facilities to Government agencies/Airlines
§ Web based cargo tracking system.

 

 

Tariff at TACT


We provide customer friendly service at competitive rates.

 

 

TARIFF OF IMPORT CARGO CHARGES AT TACT

 

 

I. Warehousing/Demurrage charges: (with effective from 26.04.2013)

 

a) Unaccompanied Baggages (UB) :


Days

Rate

1st Week

(1 to 7 days)

Minimum charge of Rs.145/- per package upto 50 kg and Rs.55/- for every additional 50 kg or part there of

2nd Week

(8 to 14 days)

Rs.0.65/- per kg per day – from the date of arrival, subject to minimum charges

3rd Week

(15 to 21 days)

Rs.0.90/- per kg per day – from the date of arrival, subject to minimum charges

4th Week

(From 22nd day onwards)

Rs.1.15/- per kg per day – from the date of arrival, subject to minimum charges

 

Note:

 

1. A week would be reckoned as 7 calendar days from the date of flight landing.

 

2. Minimum charges will be levied based on average weight of the packages. The average of the packages would be arrived at by dividing the total weight by the number of packages.

 

3. Minimum charge will be charges for all the packages irrespective of the period of storage.

 

4. Demurrage charge of minimum charge whichever is higher will be levied.

 

 

b) Commercial Cargo (CC) :

 


Days

Rate

1st Week

(1 to 7 days)

Minimum charge of Rs.125/- per package upto 50 kg and Rs.45/- for every additional 50 kg or part thereof

2nd Week

(8 to 14 days)

Rs.0.65/- per kg per day – from the date of arrival subject to minimum charges

3rd Week

(15 to 21 days)

Rs.0.90/- per kg per day – from the date of arrival subject to minimum charges

4th Week

(From 22nd day onwards)

Rs.1.15/- per kg per day – from the date of arrival subject to minimum charges

 

 

c) Valuable Cargo (VC) :

 

(Gold, Silver, Currency, Jewellery etc. requiring locker facility)

 

 

Days

Rate

1st Week

(1 to 7 days)

Rs.5/- per kg per day subject to minimum of Rs.1000/- per consignment

8th day onwards

Rs.10/- per kg per day from the date of arrival subject to minimum of Rs.1500/- per consignment

 

Note :

 

1. A week would be reckoned as 7 calendar days from the date of flight landing.

 

2. Minimum charges will be levied based on average weight of the packages. The average of the packages would be arrived at by dividing the total weight by the number of packages.

 

3. Minimum charge will be charged for all the packages irrespective of the period of storage.

 

4. Demurrage charge of minimum charge whichever is higher will be levied.

 

 

II. Cooling Chamber Charges:

 

 

Rs.1.40/- per kg per day subject to a minimum of Rs.250/- per day per consignment, in addition to demurrage charges as applicable.

 

 

III. Refrigerator/ Deep Freezer Charges:

 

 

Rs.100/- upto one week and Rs.150/- per week or part thereof above one week per consignment in addition to demurrage charges.

 

 

IV. Charges for Handling Transhipment Cargo:

 


1.

Handling charges for out-bound TP cargo destined to CACC

Rs.2.50 per kg

2.

Charges for out-bound TP cargo destined to other places:

 

i) Handling charges at TACT

Rs.2.50 per kg

 

ii) Storage charges per kg for maximum 3 days

Rs.2.00 per kg

 

iii) Total

Rs.4.50 per kg

 

iv) Charges beyond 3 days (from 4th day onwards)

Rs.0.50 per kg per day in addition to Rs.4.50 as per item (iii) above

3.

Handling charges for in-bound TP cargo

Rs.4.50 per kg

 

 

V. Forklift Charges :

 


(per piece)

Upto 250 kg

Rs.100/-

251-500 kg

Rs.150/-

501-750 kg

Rs.200/-

751-1000 kg

Rs.250/-

Above 1000 kg

Rs.250/- in addition to Rs.100/- for every 250 kg or part thereof

 

 

Porterage Charges :


Consignment weight

Rate

Upto 25 kg

Rs.15/-

26-50 kg

Rs.25/-

51-75 kg

Rs.35/-

76-100 kg

Rs.50/-

101-150 kg

Rs.75/-

 

For every additional 50 kg or part thereof Rs.20/-

 

 

EXPORT CARGO CHARGES AT TACT

 

 

 

I. Terminal Charges (TC) :


Item

Rate

Perishable Cargo &

News paper

Rs.0.45/- per kg subject to minimum Rs.125/- per consignment

General Cargo

Rs.0.80/- per kg subject to minimum Rs.150/- per consignment

 

Valuable Cargo

Rs.5.00/- per kg per day subject to a minimum of Rs.1000/- per consignment

 

 

II. Demurrage Charges : (Not applicable for valuable cargo)

 

 

Rs.0.50/- per kg per day beyond 36 hours subject to a minimum of Rs.100/- per day per consignment

 

 

III. Export Transhipment Cargo (Storage-cum-Security Charges) :

 

 

Rs.0.50/- per kg for Perishable & General Cargo and Rs.1.00/- per kg for Valuable Cargo in addition to TC/Demurrage Charges.

 

 

IV. Cold Storage Charges (CPC) :

 

 

Rs.1.40/- per kg per day subject to a minimum of Rs.250/- per consignment per day.

 

 

V. X-ray Screening Charges :

 

 

a) Rs.1.00/- per kg for Perishable Cargo and Rs.1.50/- per kg for General Cargo wherever screening and security certification is done by the concerned Airlines.

b) Rs.1.50/- per kg for Perishable Cargo and Rs.2.00/- per kg for General Cargo wherever screening and security certification is done by KSIE.

 

 

VI. Facilitation Charge (paid by Airlines) :

 

Rs.0.20/- per kg.

 

 

VII. Forklift Charges :

 


(per piece)

Upto 250 kg

Rs.100/-

251-500 kg

Rs.150/-

501-750 kg

Rs.200/-

751-1000 kg

Rs.250/-

Above 1000 kg

Rs.250/- in addition to Rs.100/- for every 250 kg or part thereof

 

 

Security Charges (w.e.f. 01.04.2007)

 

(1) Admission Ticket Charges : 10.00/- per ticket

(2) Photo Identity Card Charges : 25.00/- per card

 

 

 

Communication Address:

 

Deputy General Manager (DGM)

Trivandrum Air Cargo Terminal

Sanghumugham, Trivandrum Airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Pin: 695 008

Phone 0471 2501016, 0471 2501031

Fax: 0471 2504870

Email: tact.ksie@gmail.com