GMR Hyderabad International Airport has ramped up its cargo capabilities by inducting a unique Multi ULD (Unit Load Device) Cool Dolly to maintain unbroken cold chain for Time and Temperature Sensitive (TSS) shipments such as pharmaceuticals and perishables. The Multi ULD Cool Dolly at Hyderabad Air Cargo was virtually launched today by Ms. Vandana Aggarwal (IES), Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) during the third Webinar on “Air Cargo-Changing Dimensions” organized by GMR Group as part of its ongoing webinar series on ‘Reposing the faith in flying’. Other speakers on the panel were: Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL; Ms. Tulsi Mirchandaney, Managing Director, Blue Dart Aviation; Mr. Keku Gazder, CEO, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services (AAICLAS); and Mr. Satish Lakkaraju, CCO, Agility Logistics. Many professionals from the cargo industry fraternity participated in this webinar.
With the Multi ULD Cool Dolly, Hyderabad International 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. Comprising 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 +2°C to +8°C and +15°C to +25°C and can handle around 7-tons of cargo in a single trip.
Speaking on this development, Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL, said, “We are continuously striving to provide our customers with innovative and sustainably-designed cargo handling solutions. 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% 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.”