GMR’s new ter­mi­nal plans

There are plans to build ter­mi­nals for per­ish­able and ex­press cargo, shares He­manth DP, COO (Aero Com­mer­cial, Cargo & Asia Pa­cific Fly­ing School), GMR Hyderabad In­ter­na­tional Air­port Lim­ited.

Cargo Talk - - Aircargo - He­manth DP

do­mes­tic side, we only have one air­line that is Blue Dart for so many years and now you have Sovika op­er­ated by Quick­jet, which is a wel­come de­vel­op­ment. But it’s not enough. In­dia is the sev­enth-largest coun­try in the world and needs air con­nec­tiv­ity on the do­mes­tic side as well be­cause road net­work is not that good and it also takes time.

GMR was the first air­port to build a Pharma Zone in 2010, which is a tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled ter­mi­nal from truck dock to air dock. We don’t mix meat or veg­etable here. We are now plan­ning ex­clu­sive per­ish­able and ex­press ter­mi­nals. We are also the only one in In­dia with a func­tional cargo vil­lage. We have ware­houses, we have a func­tional free trade zone and a lot of in­fra­struc­ture spe­cially built for cargo in Hyderabad.

It is our ob­jec­tive to be the lo­gis­tics hub for In­dia and South Asia. Af­ter set­ting up an air freight sta­tion in Nag­pur and Chen­nai, we are now look­ing at open­ing up an air freight sta­tion in Goa and later Vizag. We have sales teams in key cities like Mum­bai, Pune, Nag­pur and Hyderabad and they look at hin­ter­lands which do not have an in­ter­na­tional air­port, to con­nect the cargo by truck both bonded and non­bonded and bring it to Hyderabad to carry it by our air­lines.

COO - Aero Com­mer­cial, Cargo & Asia Pa­cific Fly­ing School, GHIAL

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