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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, February 1, 2024: Jindal Stainless Limited, India’s largest stainless steel manufacturer, became the first company to participate in the newly launched direct air cargo operations to and from international destinations at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar. The company dispatched a consignment of 28 kg of hot rolled stainless steel plate samples to Sweden yesterday, the inaugural day. The flag-off ceremony was attended by Hon’ble Minister, MSME Department, Shri Pratap Keshari Deb; Principal Secretary, MSME Department, Shri Saswat Mishra (IAS); Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce and Transport, Smt Usha Padhee (IAS), among other dignitaries.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “This development is crucial in bolstering the export potential of Odisha, underscoring its significance in the broader context of economic growth and development of the region. Additionally, it will contribute to generating employment opportunities for the local population. Leveraging the air cargo facilities at the Bhubaneswar airport is a win-win situation for all.”
Unit head of Jindal Stainless’ manufacturing facility at Jajpur, Mr Deepak Agrawal, said, “The development brings the region closer to the global marketplace. I thank the local authorities, airport management and all stakeholders involved for their support in making this initiative a reality. The company remains steadfast in its commitment to pushing boundaries, fostering growth, and leading the way in transforming the manufacturing landscape, and I am sure that the move will facilitate in achieving this.”
The airport aims to manage approximately 1,000 metric tonnes of international cargo each year. With the integration of modern equipment, cargo operations will allow consignments to be directly shipped to various countries.