GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), a division of GMR Air Cargo and Aerospace Engineering Limited, has partnered with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions of Germany to launch a dedicated service station for temperature-controlled air cargo containers Opticooler.
It became the first and only Indian node in DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ global network of service stations.
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With its dedicated pharmaceutical export terminal named “Pharma Zone”, the GHAC facility in Hyderabad is a privileged hub for pharmaceutical exports in south-central India and the positioning of containers at the network station. Hyderabad provides local pharmaceutical manufacturers, freight forwarders and global transportation companies with high-value life-saving drugs. These are essential for the Hyderabad-based Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers.
Serve as a regional hub
Pradeep Panicker, CEO of GMR Hyderabad International Airport, said: “The Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal is the preferred gateway for the movement of pharmaceuticals and vaccines in the South Asian region and we have partnered with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to establish a service station in our freight terminal.
“With the addition of this facility, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo will be the largest hub for temperature-controlled air cargo containers in the region. “
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Andreas Seitz, Managing Director of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, said: “India is a very relevant location for pharmaceuticals, biosimilars and biotechnology and, in particular, Hyderabad is of exceptional importance. In turn, we have decided to open our new service station to complete our vast network and contribute to an efficient cold chain for these products. Not only is the station located in an industrial hub of global importance, the airport is also used by many of our partner airlines and is well connected to destinations around the world.
The new gas station operated by GHAC on behalf of DoKaSch will be able to accommodate up to 100 specialized temperature-controlled containers at a time and will serve as a regional hub for DoKaSch customers.