Prof. Yogesh Bhandari presents the challenges in ODC handling at airports and suggests necessary precautions and measures.
What is Cargo?
Cargo, also known as freight, refers to goods or produce being transported from one place to another by water, air or land. Originally the term ‘Cargo’ is referred to goods being loaded onboard a vessel. These days, however, cargo is used for all types of goods, including those carried by rail, truck or intermodal container.
Though Cargo means all goods onboard a transport vehicle, it does not include items such as personnel bags, goods in the storage, equipment or products to support the transport carried onboard. Cargo transport is mainly for commercial purpose for which an Airway Bill or Bill of Lading or other receipt is issued by the carrier.