GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) has launched the Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) business facilitation centre at its terminal in Hyderabad International Airport.
The FTCCI lends support to the industry and government in promoting economic growth and cross border trade through its various programmes and initiatives.
As part of this, the FTCCI business facilitation centre at GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal will significantly benefit the exporters and cargo agents from the Hyderabad and South India region in multiple ways.
In a statement, GHAC said the exporters and cargo agents can now get the ‘Certificate of Origin’ right at the GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal thus saving lot of travel time. The centre will also offer Visa recommender letters for overseas travel for business promotion. Further, 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.
As a part of the inauguration of the FTCCI business facilitation centre on Thursday, GHAC has also flagged off the first Cool Dolly Temperature Sensitive Shipment of pharmaceuticals producer Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.
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.
The Cool Dolly was developed in-house by GHAC 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.
“GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo is constantly upgrading its services and offerings for the benefit of the Air Cargo Trade,” said, SGK Kishore, executive director-South & chief innovation officer, GMR Airports. He said their Cool Dolly product “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”.