Helm­ing south In­dia with AISATS Coolport

The fa­cil­ity will cater to an ex­ten­sive range of per­ish­able com­modi­ties such as phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts, fruits, veg­eta­bles, poul­try, sea food and flow­ers.

Cargo Talk - - Aviation - CT BU­REAU

Air In­dia SATS Air­port Ser­vices (AISATS) com­menced trial oper­a­tions of In­dia’s first in­te­grated on-air­port per­ish­able cargo han­dling cen­tre, ‘AISATS COOLPORT’, at the Kem­pe­gowda In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Ben­galuru (KIAB). The state-of-the-art, 11,000 sq. me­ter fa­cil­ity will meet the ev­er­in­creas­ing de­mands and han­dling re­quire­ments of tem­per­a­ture­sen­si­tive cargo and will fur­ther en­hance the state of Kar­nataka’s sta­tus as the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and per­ish­ables hub of In­dia.

The fa­cil­ity has a han­dling ca­pac­ity of 40,000 tonnes per an­num. It is cus­tomised to of­fer the most com­pre­hen­sive cold stor­age so­lu­tions with 17 ded­i­cated cold rooms with ad­justable tem­per­a­tures rang­ing from – 25OC to + 25OC. It is de­signed as a one-stop shop to fa­cil­i­tate the im­port and ex­port pro­cesses of the air cargo in­dus­try. The in­te­grated fa­cil­ity will house a state-of-the-art drug con­troller lab as well as a plant quar­an­tine in­spec­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of­fice.

It will be sup­ple­mented by tem­per­a­ture con­trolled queue lanes for uni­tised ship­ments and cool trol­lies to en­sure in­tegrity of the cool chain from AISATS COOLPORT to the air­craft and vice versa.

Mike Chew, CEO, AISATS said, “AISATS COOLPORT at Kem­pe­gowda In­ter­na­tional Air­port aims to bol­ster the Gov­ern­ment of Kar­nataka’s vi­sion of turn­ing the state into a pre­ferred air cargo hub of South In­dia.”

“We firmly be­lieve new lo­gis­tics that re­de­fine the cargo busi­ness will pro­pel us closer to our vi­sion of be­ing the Cargo Gate­way to South In­dia,” said Hari Marar, Pres­i­dent, Air­port Oper­a­tions, BIAL.

The in­te­grated fa­cil­ity will house a state-ofthe-art drug con­troller lab as well as a plant quar­an­tine in­spec­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of­fice


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