Kempegowda Airport partners with Envirotainer to improve temperature-sensitive cargo transportation
The new partnership will allow Kempegowda Airport to maintain the integrity and quality of temperature-sensitive cargo throughout entire journey.
Credit: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
The temperature-controlled supply-chain facility for international cargo at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR) received a fillip with the introduction of Envirotainer, a world leader in active cold-chain solutions for air cargo.
BLR Airport is now the fourth airport in the country and second in South India to partner with Envirotainer. This enables pharmaceutical companies and their logistics partners to move temperature-sensitive cargo across the world, while maintaining the integrity and quality of products throughout journey.
This essentially means that temperature is maintained throughout to create an unbroken cold chain, from manufacturing to the point of consumption. Backed by two dedicated cold zones, operated by Air India SATS Airport Services (AI-SATS) – which will also provide the handling and storing services for Envirotainer – and Menzies Aviation Bobba Bangalore (MABB), the new cold-chain solution will boost the movement of pharmaceutical products from major manufacturing clusters, such as Hyderabad, Goa, Vishakhapatnam and other places in South India.
Pharmaceutical products account for 13 per cent of the total international cargo throughput from Kempegowda Airport each year, with the U.S., the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Nigeria, Algeria, Uganda and Russia being the top destinations.