The GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) announced the inauguration of the International Express and Courier Handling Facility (IECT) at the Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal. An important milestone for the city of Hyderabad and the Air Cargo Community of Telangana, the IECT will greatly benefit B2B and B2C operations by facilitating direct EXIM activity of courier consignments including parcels & samples to/from Hyderabad, resulting in time and cost savings.
While Hyderabad Airport has had a modern, world-class air cargo terminal since inception, with the emergence of Hyderabad as a major hub for cargo and logistics, a need was identified for a dedicated international courier handling facility which is approved and notified by Customs authorities to handle such shipments.
The new facility is connected with Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) of Indian Customs, thereby, enabling seamless and quick courier consignment processing and clearance at the terminal. The facility is also well equipped with all supporting infrastructure and equipment including advanced security screening and cargo handling systems.
Going forward, GHAC intends to launch a large-scale expansion of the Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal facilities which will also feature a larger, purpose-built Express/Courier Cargo handling facility.