Bengaluru airport get its first perishable cargo facility
Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) will have a 40,000-tonne per annum capacity perishable cargo handling centre 'AISATS Coolport' up and running at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in the next 12 months.
March 4, 2015
By Denice Cabel
Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS), a joint venture between Air India and Singapore Airport Terminal Services, will have a 40,000-tonne per annum capacity perishable cargo handling centre ‘AISATS Coolport’ up and running at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in the next 12 months. AISATS broke ground for Bengaluru’s first fully-dedicated perishable cargo handling centre, spread over 60,000 square feet, the ‘AISATS Coolport’, at the KIA on Monday.
The AISATS Coolport, with a provision of about 135 kilo Volt Ampere (KVA) power supply for its operations through solar energy, a first for an air freight terminal in India. Once completed, it will cater to a wide range of commodities such as pharmaceutical products, fruits and vegetables, flowers. The facility will be equipped with a drug controller lab testing facility, separate ripening zone, land-side truck-docks, warehousing and re-distribution centers, cold room facilities with different temperature zones and a testing facility as per Plant Quarantine requirements for EU and US-bound shipments.