Tuesday, October 4, 2016
India’s First Integrated On-Airport Perishable Cargo Handling Centre Commences BIAL Trial Operations
Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS), India’s premier airport services company, 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 ever-increasing demands and handling requirements of temperature-sensitive cargo and will further enhance the State of Karnataka’s status as the pharmaceutical and perishables hub of India.
In recent years, Bengaluru has witnessed a steady increase in perishable cargo volume, with a CAGR of 15%. With this new facility, AISATS aims to be a key player in promoting an efficient, safe and secure cool chain handling for temperature sensitive products.
Speaking on this occasion, Mike Chew, CEO, AISATS said, “The Indian economy is on a high trajectory of growth and requires upgraded infrastructure facilities in the logistics space to cater to the growing needs of the trade and the air cargo industry. Keeping in view the significance of Air Cargo to the economic growth of the country, we truly believe that this dedicated state-of-the-art facility will play a vital role in supporting better trade facilitation, and will further boost the exports & imports of temperature sensitive products. 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.”