Messe Muenchen India is set to present the 10th edition of air cargo India, co-located with the 14th edition of CTL-BHP, presenting the Indian industry with multimodal transport and logistics solutions under one roof. In addition to the trade fair, this edition will also showcase timely and interesting conferences on logistics solutions for the pharma, perishables, and e-commerce sectors.
As one of the top five largest economies in the world today, India has emerged as a high-volume import-export destination necessitating world-class logistics solutions at globally competitive costs. Under the National Logistics Policy (NLP), India is currently developing multimodal logistics parks in various parts of the country that provide access to high-speed connectivity through highways, seaports, and air cargo terminals. The NLP seeks to improve India’s logistics performance across various metrics such as port processes, trunk infrastructure, first & last mile multimodal connectivity, seamless movement of bulk and break-bulk commodities, etc.
Considering the higher emphasis on logistics networks at the G20 summit in India following the announcement of the India-Middle East-UK trade corridor as well as the India-UK free trade agreement, infrastructure development for multimodal transport solutions is already attracting large investments and public-private partnerships. For example, the India-Middle East-UK trade links envisage the construction of a 1,200 km highway and a high-speed railway line at a cost of $17 billion. This will reduce transport time between East Asia and Northern Europe by 15 days, with the potential to develop transborder pipelines for energy exports from Gulf countries.
In light of these developments, the co-location of air cargo India and CTL-BHP will result in this platform becoming India’s largest transport and logistics trade shows, thus setting the stage for transport logistic India, the world’s largest trade fair for multimodal logistic solutions. transport logistic in Munich, Germany, is held every alternate year and attracts 2300+ exhibitors from all around the world. In India, the transport logistic exhibition will amplify the industry’s strengths by promoting best practices and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders.
Exceptional response from the industry
Considering the industry-wide focus on multimodality combined with the demonstrated results obtained in the previous editions of air cargo India, this exhibition space at the upcoming edition is completely sold out, indicating strong demand from air cargo solution providers in India and abroad.
This edition will witness 300+ exhibiting brands, 800+ conference delegates, and 12000+ visitors from 50+ countries at the co-located event in Mumbai, which will be jointly presented by Messe Muenchen India and EXIM India who are the organizers of air cargo India and CTL-BHP respectively.
Regarding this overwhelming response, Dr. Robert Schönberger, Global Industry Lead transport logistic exhibitions at Messe München GmbH, says, “We are delighted to see a fully sold-out exhibition which reflects healthy demand for transport and logistics services from India as well as global solution providers. I am particularly excited about the conferences that will bring together veterans from the logistics industry as speakers who will highlight new and emerging opportunities in the key demand sectors like pharma, perishables, and e-commerce.”
Nikhil Modi, Owner, EXIM India, says, “We are witnessing significant policy measures to support and enhance India’s logistics performance such as the launch of high-speed rail networks, building new seaports and cargo terminals in various parts of the country, especially in those states and regions that are not yet connected to the mainstream networks. The co-location of CTL-BHP with air cargo India 2024 is an effort to leverage this growing confidence in Indian logistics and deliver multimodal solutions for all kinds of transport needs. Therefore, we are looking forward to the exciting conversations and networks at the upcoming edition.”
About the growing emphasis on multimodality, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, says, “World-class logistics networks supported by robust infrastructure is the need of the hour for India to achieve its $2.5 trillion export-import target by 2030. Not just highways, seaports and air cargo capacity, the country is also actively developing future-ready digital infrastructure for services improvement, multistakeholder engagement, and skill development, amongst several other initiatives. At air cargo India, we strive to bring together the key decisionmakers from the public and private sectors to enable meaningful handshakes; to unlock business opportunities. With the co-location of air cargo India and CTL-BHP, culminating in the launch of the transport logistic exhibition in India, we will take these conversations forward by bringing a range of multimodal transport solutions under one roof.”
“India's air cargo industry is poised for significant growth in the coming years thanks to its expanding economy, surge in e-commerce, export policy support by government, emerging pharma & auto hub, and its strategic geographic location. Growing logistics and airport infrastructure combined with the digital drive will ensure a seamless supply chain in the country. I have been participating in air cargo India since 2012, and it has been an incredible experience where I have gained many valuable insights and best practices across the globe from over a range of business conferences, panel discussions, trade exhibitions and industry engagements. This platform provides a unique opportunity to network and update the latest trends and technologies. I would like to extend my heartfelt welcome to the upcoming event, and I look forward with greater excitement to engage and collaborate with industry colleagues with whom we can embark on a new journey of innovation, development, and sustainability.” - Manoj Singh, Chief Cargo Officer, Adani Airport Holding limited
"I've witnessed first-hand the remarkable growth of India's logistics industry in recent years and having been a part of previous Air Cargo India events, I’m also now thrilled about the addition of Transport Logistic India in 2024. This expansion not only underscores India's prominence in the global logistics landscape but also presents invaluable opportunities for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and advancing the future of air cargo. Emirates SkyCargo remains committed to facilitating seamless connections and delivering excellence in airfreight services, contributing to India's logistics journey. Finally, I’m not surprised that the show is completely sold out and myself and my colleagues are very much looking forward to connecting with our friends in India in the new year.” - Dennis Lister- SVP Product & Innovation, Emirates SkyCargo
air cargo India will be held on 14-16 February 2024, while CTL-BHP will be held on 14-15 February 2024. Both exhibitions will be co-located at the Jio World Convention Centre, BKC, Mumbai.