Perishable cargo handling centre to come up at Bengaluru airport

Bengaluru, PTI | Updated : 02 March 2015, 08:39 PM

The Karnataka Industries and Commerce Department today said an exclusive 40,000 tonne AISATS Coolport, a perishable cargo-handling centre, will come up at the Kempegowda International Airport here.

Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited (AISATS), India’s premier airport services company, held a ground breaking ceremony for the city’s first fully dedicated perishable cargo-handling centre.

The centre will cater to a wide range of commodities such as pharmaceutical products, fruits, vegetables, flowers, the department said.

“The facility would serve as a catalyst providing impetus for international trade and help from the state in reducing their transaction cost and enhancing their competitiveness in the international marke”, the department said.

Since 2010, AISATS Bengaluru has witnessed a year-on-year increase increase in Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 37.9 per cent, the department said.

“This maiden project is expected to create more jobs for the local community in the process,” it added.

“The AISATS Air Freight Terminal and the upcoming AISATS Coolport are well planned, designed and located to further enhance its capability to handle the expected increase in air cargo throughput, especially perishables and pharmaceutical products,” AISATS CEO Willy Ko said. 

First Published: Monday, March 02, 2015 08:37 PM
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