Staff inspecting shipments at CSC’s cargo terminal

Cargo Service Center (CSC) has launched a new app that enables real-time temperature tracking of pharmaceutical shipments that depart from Mumbai airport (BOM), particularly as visibility remains a concern for shippers.

Unveiled during a virtual press meet organised by CSC, the TURANT app, which means ‘immediate’ in Hindi, provides critical temperature information during transit of pharma shipments with the use of a mobile phone. Once downloaded and installed, users can select the airport, enter the air waybill (AWB) number and the shipment becomes visible through the app.

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“This is the first time in history that a cargo terminal is providing its customers with real time temperature tracking and status of shipments,” said Tushar Jani, chairman of CSC.

“CSC is the first in the world to provide you with this level of transparency. And this is just the beginning; going forward, you can expect a lot more innovation from our team,” he added.

MIAL, which operates the airport in Mumbai, said CSC has played a key role in its cargo business, with 37 percent coming from pharma shipments.

The airport, which handles the largest portion of EXIM pharmaceutical air cargo movements in the country, has been handling 40 to 50 tonnes of vaccines per day. MIAL said it witnessed 22 percent growth in pharma imports, noting that 32 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been transported to 20 countries and across 30 destinations within India.

CSC assured that its Pharma Excellence Centre in Mumbai has been temperature-mapped and the temperature of the cargo terminal is being monitored electronically.

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