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Automaker forced to airlift raw material as container shortage bites

Companies halt production or pay 2-3 times extra to get slots in ships and containers

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automobile manufacturer | automobile industry | Carmakers

T E Narasimhan 



CARGO, TRADE, trasnport, flight, export, import
A company official, requesting anonymity, said over 150 metric tonnes of raw materials and components were brought into the country by air in three months | Representational image

One of the country's largest car makers chartered three flights in the last 2-3 months to airlift raw materials and parts from the South East Asian countries to its Chennai plant as sea transportation continued to be a challenge due to the non-availability of containers to and from India.

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First Published: Wed, January 06 2021. 13:59 IST

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