The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru(KIAB/ BLR Airport),which has been continuously making efforts to facilitate an efficient and temperature-controlled supply chain throughout the crisis, has introduced a new cold-chain solution for air cargo.
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of KIA, on Wednesday introduced Envirotainer, a world leader in active cold-chain solutions for air cargo. AI-SATS will provide the handling and storing services for Envirotainer at the airport complex, the release said.
With the introduction of the new cold-chain solution, BLR is now the fourth airport in the country and second in South India to partner with Envirotainer. The new addition at the airport will enable 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) 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% of the total international cargo throughput from BLR Airport each year, with USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Vietnam, Philippines, Germany, Nigeria, Algeria, Uganda and Russia being the top destinations.