GMR Hyderabad air cargo brings shipments up to speed for Formula-E Championship

The Formula-E Championship is here, it’s happening in Hyderabad, and the GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) team played a pivotal role in making this landmark event possible. The cargo division of the airport today handled around 90 tons of race car components and eight spectacular racing cars.

The first consignment of auto components arrived at the cargo terminal by a charter flight, Boeing 747-400 at 23.50 hours on 1st February from Riyadh. The first global motorsport to be certified with net zero carbon emission, the Formula-E World Championship will see 11 teams race against each other and bring in the excitement with their all-electric amazing cars never seen before in the city.

“Hyderabad Airport is proud to play an integral part in providing an end-to-end seamless air cargo movement for the first ever Formula E Championship in the country. This consignment handling establishes our capabilities to cater to the auto sector. With the further expansion of our cargo facilities and digitization we are well poised to deliver value and drive positive impact that provides greater cost and operational efficiencies for customers.”

Mr Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GHIAL

The cargo consisting of 83 boxes of auto components was offloaded from the aircraft parked at the dedicated parking slots. The shipment was unloaded using specially designed cargo handling equipment and moved to an exclusive handling area in the GHAC terminal. A dedicated green channel was established from the apron to the landside for quick and hassle-free cargo transfer. Special regulatory permissions for an immediate onsite custom clearance ensured seamless movement of the shipment across various touch points. A multi-stakeholder crack team has been formed to assist the E-formula team and ensure efficient handling and movement of the cargo throughout the entire process chain of the shipment.