airBaltic to build its Baltic Cargo Hub at Latvias Riga airport

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To boost e-commerce and mail volumes,Latvian airline airBaltic is to build its Baltic Cargo Hub at the countrys principal airport, Riga (RA).The new terminal (BCH), capable of handling more than 30,000 tonnes of cargo a year, will be the largest dedicated air cargo facility in the Baltics, at an initial size of 6,000 sq. metres.

Construction will start next year and end in early 2024.The project will be operated by airBaltics cargo handling subsidiary, Baltijas Kravu centrs.BCH will serve as a hub of airBaltics cargo operations for point-to-point and transit shipments and will connect the air and truck transport modes, as per a report.

Capt Avinash Batra, Chairman of Seahorse Ship Agencies Pvt. Ltd, is the Honorary Consul General in Mumbai of the Republic of Latvia.