Hyderabad ties-up with LH for pharma hub

Lufthansa Cargo and GMR Group, the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad, have signed an memorandum of understanding to jointly develop the airport serving the Indian metropolis into the key cargo hub in South Asia for the transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The two said modern infrastructure will be established at the state-of-theart […]


Lufthansa Cargo and GMR Group, the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad, have signed an memorandum of understanding to jointly develop the airport serving the Indian metropolis into the key cargo hub in South Asia for the transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The two said modern infrastructure will be established at the state-of-theart Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which was opened in 2008, in order to meet the complex requirements of reliable, temperature-controlled transport solutions. Customs procedures at the airport will also be speeded up in order to guarantee faster transport. Under the terms of the partnership, Lufthansa Cargo will provide the capacity for the transport of temperaturesensitive cargo. To this end, the company will station its own fleet of cooling containers in Hyderabad. In August this year, Lufthansa Cargo showcased its Opticooler, the most modern cold-chain container in the air cargo industry. “Today India is the world’s largest market for generics,” said Martin Schlingensiepen, VP Product Management at Lufthansa Cargo. “The demand for temperature-controlled transport will continue to grow substantially in the coming years. A strong partnership with GMR Hyderabad International Airport will enable us to offer our local customers, a tailor-made product for the fast and reliable transport of pharmaceuticals.”