Pharma zone at Hyderabad airport launched

Hyderabad Menzies Air Cargo Private Limited, a joint venture between GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) and Menzies Aviation, launched in early December, India’s first airport-based pharma zone, a dedicated pharmaceutical cargo storage and handling facility, at Hyderabad. “Around 70 per cent of export cargo at Hyderabad is pharmaceuticals. This facility, with a one-time holding […]


Hyderabad Menzies Air Cargo Private Limited, a joint venture between GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) and Menzies Aviation, launched in early December, India’s first airport-based pharma zone, a dedicated pharmaceutical cargo storage and handling facility, at Hyderabad. “Around 70 per cent of export cargo at Hyderabad is pharmaceuticals. This facility, with a one-time holding capacity of 115-200 tonnes, would increase our product offering to the industry by 25 per cent annually,” Paul Smith, chief operating officer, Hyderabad Menzies Air Cargo, said. The zone has a handling capacity of 3,600 tonnes and would double it to 7,200 tonnes by 2011. “Through the establishment of this temperature controlled facility at our cargo terminal, the company strengthens its leadership in the transportation of cargo between Hyderabad and rest of the world and, more specifically, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad, which is the main gateway to the pharmaceutical manufacturing hub of the country,” said P Sripathy, CEO of GHIAL.