Menzies Aviation Bobba Cargo Terminal - Introduction

Menzies Aviation Bobba (Bangalore) Pvt Ltd, (MABBPL) has been awarded the concession by Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) to build and operate the Cargo Terminal at the Bangalore International Airport, Devanahalli till 2023. The Cargo terminal will handle International and Domestic cargo under one roof.

MABBPL will handle the International cargo (Export, Import) carried by international airlines operating out of Bangalore- Lufthansa Cargo, Aero Logic, DHL, Air France Cargo, British Airways World Cargo, Qatar Airlines, Blue Dart, Japan Airlines, Ethiopian, Nepal Airlines, KLM, Gulf Air and Thai Air Asia.

MABBPL will also handle Domestic cargo carried by Domestic Airlines such as Go Air, Indigo, SpiceJet and Air Asia India at the terminal.

The terminal has a maximum capacity to handle 280000 tons of cargo annually. Essentially the Cargo Terminal is a public user facility for the trade in Bangalore. MABBPL will performing the activities of receipt, storage and delivery of cargo.

The Cargo Terminal will handle all types of normal cargo like Garments, Electronic and Engineering goods, aircraft parts, medical equipment, IT hardware, Unaccompanied Personal Baggage etc., Dangerous Cargo like Paints, Chemicals, Dry ice, Valuable cargo- Gold, Silver etc., Perishable Cargo like Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Cut Flowers and Human Remains.

Cold room with 2 deg C to 8 deg C temperature control for storage of Perishable cargo with data logger facility, Strong room for Valuable cargo and separate storage area for Dangerous cargo have been provided in the Export, Import and Domestic sections in the terminal.

International Cargo - Export and Import

MABBPL has been appointed as the Custodian by the Customs under the Customs Act 1962 to handle the Export and Import cargo.

The international cargo comprising of Export and Import cargo is handled in a demarcated area which is essentially a Customs bonded area.


In the Export area, MABBPL will handle all Export cargo originating from Bangalore& surrounding areas andTranshipment cargo passing through Bangalore Airport. MABBPL will receive the Export cargo in Ready to Carriage condition from the Agent/Exporter in the Export cargo area,. Thereafter, the Customs will inspect the cargo and give the official permission for further processing. Ton on completion of Customs formalities the shipment will be handed over to MABBPL to undertake security X-ray screening of cargo and building of the ULDs. The transfer of the ULDs from the terminal to the airside for loading on to the aircraft will be undertaken by the Ground Handling Agent appointed by the individual Carrier.


MABBPL will handle all Import cargo (Customs Dutiable and non- dutiable cargo) destined to Bangalore and Transhipment cargo passing through Bangalore. After the aircraft lands at the Airport, the ULDs will be delivered to the terminal by the Ground Handling Agent. Thereafter, the cargo in the ULD will be segregated and stored in appropriate locations. For clearing the cargo for Home consumption, first the Cargo is presented for examination to the Customs by the Importer or their Agents. Customs Duty is paid for all dutiable cargo and after getting the necessary permission from Customs, MABBPL will deliver the cargo to the Agents/Importers after collecting the Handling and Storage charges.

Domestic - Outbound and Inbound

MABBPL will handle all domestic cargo originating from Bangalore and destined to Bangalore and will be performing the receipt, storage and transfer of outbound and inbound cargo.

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