Express Global Logistics (EXG), representing India in the Project Logistics Alliance, executed a project to import 300 oxygen cylinders from China for the Government of India. The shipment comprised a total volume of 108 MT of empty cylinders packed in 150 wooden boxes
A Boeing 747- 400 F was chartered from Tianjin Binhai International airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for the first 252 oxygen cylinders weighing 77 MT. The remaining 48 oxygen cylinders were brought in on scheduled flights.
Team EXG’s scope included receiving the 150 wooden boxes, packing and palletising them at their warehouse in China and obtaining export clearance. The export clearance included hazard clearance due to the batteries in the pressure measuring device on the cylinder. Post export clearance, EXG was also responsible for hiring a charter from the Chinese authorities, receiving the cargo at the Delhi airport, streamlining import custom clearance, and loading the shipment on trailers for further transport.
It was critical to arrange a charter for the cargo to reach India on short notice in light of the COVID-19 second wave. The coordination with various government agencies ensured receipt of the shipment from the shipper in a timely manner. Given the crisis, permits were obtained in China under humanitarian aid and relief cargo.
Due to the original flight exceeding its allotted quota to fly into China, team EXG rescheduled a new one without disrupting the original timeline. The prompt clearance at Delhi airport facilitated the transportation of cargo to its destination.
All the cargo was cleared without incident safely to meet the delivery deadlines. EXG is committed to providing any assistance to facilitate medical equipment logistics in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. We at Project Logistics Alliance HQ applaud the efforts made by EXG to help a country in need.
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