Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Perishables centre officially launched at India's Kempegowda airport

Air India SATS Airport Services has officially launched AISATS COOLPORT, India’s first integrated on-airport perishable cargo handling centre, at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.

The 11,000 sq m facility is designed to meet handling requirements for perishable cargo such as pharmaceuticals, fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat and seafood.

It is able to handle up to 40,000 tons of cargo per annum and offers end-to-end cold chain benefits including refrigerated trucking services, cool trolleys and thermal blankets, as well as temperature controlled container handling.

The trial operating period of AISATS COOLPORT, which extended from October 2016 to January 2017, saw a 27% growth in perishable tonnages in comparison to the same period last year.

During those months, 4,653 tonnes (import and export) of various temperature-sensitive and perishable cargo – both import and export freight – was handled through the AISATS COOLPORT facility.
21/02/17 Aircargonews

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