GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo inaugurates ‘FTCCI Business Facilitation Center’, flags off first shipment through new ‘Cool Dolly’


GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) on Thursday launched The Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) Business Facilitation Center at its terminal. The FTCCI lends its support to the industry and government in promoting economic growth and cross border trade through its various programmes and initiatives.

The inaugural ceremony of the new center was done by JS Chandrasekhar, Principal Commissioner of Customs in the presence of G Seetharam Reddy, Additional Director General, DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), Saurabh Kumar, CEO, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo, and Ramakanth Inani, President FTCCI.

The FTCCI Business Facilitation Center will significantly benefit the exporters and cargo agents from Hyderabad and the South Indian region in multiple ways. The exporters and cargo agents can now get the ‘Certificate of Origin’ right at the GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal thus saving lot of travel time. The center will also offer Visa Recommendation Letters for overseas travel for business promotion.

Shippers can also save time through faster documentation of export shipments, especially for perishable shipments like fruits, vegetables and marine export shipments, which are to be exported in a time-bound manner to maintain its freshness.

On the occassion, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo also flagged off its first under 15-25 °C cool dolly transported temperature-sensitive shipment of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. The cool dolly was flagged-off by JS Chandrasekhar, Principal Commissioner of Customs, and Ravi Prakash Mathur, Vice President- Supply Chain Management, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories amidst other members of the industry and trade.

Speaking on the launch, SGK Kishore, Executive Director- South and Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports said, “GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo is constantly upgrading its services and offerings for the benefit of the Air Cargo Trade. We are thankful to FTCCI for setting up their exclusive business facilitation center at the air cargo terminal which will benefit the exporters and cargo agents and also boost the business efficiency across the entire value chain of air cargo. We are also very happy to operationalise our Cool Dolly product which will help ensuring end-to-end integrity of cold chain shipments moving via GMR Cargo Terminal and offer an enhanced offering to our trade and industry partners.”

Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL said, “We are thankful to FTCCI for having chosen GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo to initiate its Business Facilitation Center. This facilitation centre will surely give a boost to the business community, with added efficiency with faster turnaround times for all processes at the cargo terminal making it easier for business. It is a delight to facilitate Dr. Reddy’s pharma products through our recently inducted Cool Dolly. This new equipment adds great value to the entire cold chain and will prove beneficial to the consignors dealing in pharma and perishables in the region.”


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