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GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Launches 'FTCCI Business Facilitation Center' and Flags-off the 1st Shipment through its New 'Cool Dolly'
Hyderabad | 3 September, 2020
  • Flags-off the first Cool Dolly Temperature Sensitive Shipment of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories under 15-25 Deg Centigrade

  • New FTCCI Center to benefit Exporters and Air Cargo Agents

  • Exporters to get the ‘Certificate of Origin’ right at the GMR Hyderabad Cargo Terminal

  • The Center will also offer Visa Recommender Letters for Overseas Travel for Business Promotion

Hyderabad, September 03, 2020 : GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) becomes all the more business friendly thanks to the commencement of The Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) Business Facilitation Center at its terminal. The New FTCCI Business Facilitation Center at the cargo terminal was inaugurated by the Sri. JS Chandrasekhar, Principal Commissioner of Customs in the presence of Sri. G Seetharam Reddy, Addl. Director General, DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), Sri. Saurabh Kumar, CEO, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo and Sri. Ramakanth Inani, President FTCCI.

The FTCCI lends its support to the Industry and Government in promoting economic growth and cross border trade through its various programmes and initiatives. As part of which, The FTCCI Business Facilitation Center is being inaugurated at GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal that significantly benefit the Exporters and Cargo Agents from the Hyderabad and South India region in multiple ways:

  • Now the Exporters and Cargo Agents can get the ‘Certificate of Origin’ right at the GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal thus saving lot of travel time.

  • The Center will also offer Visa Recommender Letters for Overseas Travel for Business Promotion.

  • There will be time saving for documentation for Export Shipments specially for perishable shipments like fruits, vegetables and marine export shipments, which are to be exported in a time-bound manner to maintain the freshness of the produce.

GHAC flags off the first Cool Dolly Temperature Sensitive Shipment of Dr. Reddy’s

During this event, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo has also flagged off the first Cool Dolly Temperature Sensitive Shipment of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories under 15-25 Deg. Centigrade. The Cool Dolly was flagged-off by Sri. JS Chandrasekhar, Principal Commissioner of Customs along with Shi. Ravi Prakash Mathur, Vice President-Supply Chain Management, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories in the presence of Sri. Saurabh Kumar, CEO, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo amidst other members of the Industry and Trade.

GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) Terminal is a Good Storage and Distribution Practices (GSDP) certified Terminal and maintain Unbroken Cool-chain for Transportation of Temperature Sensitive Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Vaccines. With introduction of Cool Dolly, the Mobile Refrigeration Unit for airside transportation, the temperature integrity can be maintained at the Airside Apron while the Export Goods wait for the Aircraft. This will prevent any temperature excursions and thus maintain the efficacy of the Goods. The addition of this industry unique offering will greatly benefit the exports from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and adjoining Regions. The Cool Dolly has been developed in-house by GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo with the help of inputs from Pharmaceutical Exporters and Air Carriers for transportation of Temperature Sensitive Goods in-line with World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch of GMR ‘Cool Dolly’ and FTCCI Business Facilitation Centre, Mr. SGK Kishore, Executive Director-South & Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports said, “GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo is constantly upgrading its services and offerings for the benefit of the Air Cargo Trade. We are thankful to FTCCI for setting up their exclusive business facilitation center at the air cargo terminal which will benefit the exporters and cargo agents and also boost the business efficiency across the entire value chain of air cargo. We are also very happy to operationalize our Cool Dolly product which will help ensuring end-to-end integrity of cold chain shipments moving via GMR Cargo Terminal and offer an enhanced offering to our trade and industry partners”.

Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL, said, “We are thankful to FTCCI for having chosen GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo to initiate its Business Facilitation Center. This facilitation centre will surely give a boost to the business community, with added efficiency with faster turnaround times for all processes at the cargo terminal making it easier for business. It is a delight to facilitate Dr. Reddy’s pharma products through our recently inducted Cool Dolly. This new equipment adds great value to the entire cold chain and will prove beneficial to the consignors dealing in pharma and perishables in the region.”

About GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC):

GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) is a division of GMR Air Cargo and Aerospace Engineering Limited (GACAEL), which is a 100% subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL). The company operates a world-class air cargo terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad, Hyderabad (Telangana State) with a cargo handling capacity of 150,000 MT per annum. The major Export and Import commodities handled here consist of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, perishables (agri & marine products), engineering & aerospace goods, garments, electronics and special cargo among others.

GHAC is positioned as an Air Cargo Hub for South and Central India connecting the catchment areas in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to more than 150 destinations globally. It also runs an industry unique connect programme called Hyderabad Air Cargo Charter Circle (HC3) for promoting direct charter freighters through Hyderabad.

GHAC also offers a dedicated Pharma Zone, perishable handling facilities and a recently inducted large multi-ULD Cool Dolly, which make it as one of the India’s largest centre for handling of temperature sensitive cargo ranging from -20 to +25 degree C. The Cargo Terminal is also GSDP (Good Storage and Distribution Practices) certified as per WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines.

For further information about GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo, visit https://gmrhydcargo.in/