Nepal aid logistics challenges continue

Mike King reporting from Kathmandu | Published Thursday, 07 May 2015 by Lloyds Loading List

… Dean Dawson, Aviation Manager for ProCharter, said obtaining a permit had become harder in recent days. “The agency that’s receiving the cargo now has to be provided with a huge amount of detail about the cargo and the aircraft,” he said. “It’s a far lengthier process to get approval.”

“We’re bringing cargo in for the International Red Cross and World Food Programme. So this is delaying the arrival of their relief supplies.”

“Getting cargo trucked here is very difficult, but once the monsoon season starts it will get even worse. So it’s absolutely vital to get supplies in as soon as possible.”

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