Transshipment Procedure
  • Purpose Of The Document
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    This document reflects procedure to enable handling, communicating and invoicing transshipment cargo.

  • Applicability
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    This procedure applies to all transshipment cargo form a flight which is transferred on to another flight. Any cargo offloaded due to weight restrictions moved on to another carrier or the same carrier.

  • Documentation
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    (a) Documents used
    • 1. Booking list (load plan)
    • 2. Airway bills (AWB)
    • 3. Transfer Manifest (TRM)

    (b) All flight bookings list (Load Plan) must be received at Male’ (MLE) station 24 hours prior to the joining flight schedule time of departure (STD). The load plan should include offloading priorities in case if any offloading is required. The messages should be sent through Email or SITATEX

    Email:,, and copied to



    (c) Airway bill should accompany the shipment to the transshipment station (MLE), even if a part shipment cargo is shipped.

  • Arrival Of Transshipment Cargo
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    (a) All transshipment cargo must arrive 24 hours prior to the connection flights’ departure. GMIAL CARGO SERVICES will not be liable to any misconnection due to late arrival of the cargo.

    (b) Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT) transshipment cargo arriving to connect to flights departing on the same day should arrive 90 minutes prior to the schedule time of departure (STD). The cargo should be loaded on pallets ready for transfer & all related information, (AWB NO/NO OF PCS/WEIGHT/LOADING DETAILS) booking lists should be provided 03 hours prior to the flight departure by mail or SITATEX.

  • Transshipment Cargo Air Waybills Issued At Male
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    (a) Transshipment cargos arriving to male and onward airway bills is issued at male the following must be mention in the import air waybill.
    • - On the handling column of the air waybill “transit cargo via Male’ to connect under airway bill no and onward flight details”
    • - Original destination consignee address must be the final destination address in the airway bill consignee column
    • - Must provide a notify party address on the handling column of the airway bill who will be handling the shipment at male.
    • - Onward cargo labels must be printed and attached with the packages

    (b) The following must be mention on the transshipment export air way bills issued at Male
    • - On the handling column of the airway bill “transshipment cargo form (origin) to (destination) via male under AWB no xx (import air waybill no)
    • - Reissued airway bills should be handed over as per the GMIAL cargo export handling Procedure cut-off time

  • Stock
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    (a) All necessary stock should be provided by the airline to ship transshipment cargo.
    • - Cargo labels
    • - ULD labels
    • - ULD stock should be maintained
    • - Polythene sheets

  • Charges
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    Chagres applied is USD
    • - Minimum – 05.00 USD
    • - Normal - 0-5000.0kgs 0.06 cents per kg., per month
    • - Quantity - 5000.0k – 10,000.0kg 0.05 cent per kg., per month
    • - Plus - 10,000.0kgs 0.04 cents per kg., per month

  • Screening Charges
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    Screening charges will apply to all shipment being screened (NYF)

  • Billing Procedure
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    All Transshipment handling charges will be recovered form the onward carrier from Male station

    Airlines local agents should forward a letter of intent to support the carrier. In absence of such a letter, inward transshipment will not be handled for the carrier

    All monthly billings will be forwarded by the airline form GMIAL accounts not later than 05th of the following month.