Friday, August 09, 2019

MIAL sets the right tone for temperature-controlled solutions

After becoming the first in India and third in Asia to obtain IATA CEIV Pharma certification, MIAL is well on its way to implement the largest temperature-controlled solution on the tarmac region. With the demanding perishable and pharma sectors, MIAL has been constantly ensuring that customers’ cargoes advance through a smooth journey till its final destination.

GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has been aggressively expanding its cargo handling capacities to maintain its position as the key gateway for India’s growing agro and pharmaceutical export cargo. The current expansion of new temperature-controlled pharma terminal will facilitate 3,50,000 tonnes per year with 127 unit load devices (ULDs), which is expected to be completed by September this year. In April 2019, MIAL commissioned 1,75,000 tonnes for the agro terminal with 32 ULD storage positions. Thus, the overall capacity of both the terminals now accounts to 5,25,000 tonnes per annum.

MIAL became the first airport in India and third in Asia to obtain the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) pharma certification recently. After the pharma facility expansion, MIAL will be India’s largest airport-based facility for export temperature-controlled products which will be managed and operated by the Cargo Service Center during the concession period of 18 years.
09/08/19 Shalini Nair/STAT Times
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