Hyderabad Airport deploys new tool for unbroken cold chain

Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport has ramped up its cargo capabilities by inducting a unique Multi ULD (Unit Load Device) Cool Dolly to maintain an unbroken cold chain for time and temperature sensitive shipments like pharmaceuticals and perishables.

With the Multi ULD Cool Dolly, Hyderabad Airport is now poised to serve its customers with a seamless and controlled environment at the airport for handling their critical and highly temperature-sensitive commodities.

Consisting of a steel trailer and an aluminium insulated container, the Cool Dolly acts as a mobile storage unit from air cargo terminal to the aircraft. They provide an unbroken cold chain to all the perishable shipments of temperatures of two to eight degrees Celsius and 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and can handle around seven tons of cargo in a single trip.

“Cool Dolly is a crucial value addition to the unbroken cold chain at Hyderabad International Airport for life saving and temperature sensitive cargo. With more than 70 per cent of cargo being pharma, our Cool Dolly has enhanced the airport’s capabilities multi-fold in our efforts to provide customers safe handling of the essential cargo such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines, fruits, vegetables and other perishables,” said Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL.

The Multi ULD Cool Dolly at Hyderabad Air Cargo was virtually launched on Tuesday by Vandana Aggarwal, Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation during the third webinar on “Air cargo-changing dimensions”, organised by the GMR Group as part of its ongoing webinar series on “Reposing the faith in flying”.

Other speakers on the panel were Panicker; Tulsi Mirchandaney, Managing Director, Blue Dart Aviation; Keku Gazder, CEO, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services (AAICLAS); and Satish Lakkaraju, CCO, Agility Logistics. Many professionals from the cargo industry fraternity also participated in this webinar.

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