GMR to build pharma logistics value chain

GMR to build pharma logistics value chain

GMR Hyderabad Airport will focus on pharma business and creating a full-fledged pharmaceutical value chain logistics at the Hyderabad airport besides doubling the airport’s cargo capacity, as per the news report.

SGK Kishore, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) shared about building the pharmaceutical value chain at Pharmerging Expo event. Kishore said, “In the coming years, we are looking at developing a full-fledged pharmaceutical value chain logistics getting developed at RGI Airport. Meanwhile, existing capacity is all set to get doubled,” said Kishore.

The company plans to expand and double the capacity from its current terminal handling of 1,50,000 MT cargo annually. “We have come out with comprehensive master plan to ensure that the facility gets expanded,” he added.

In Hyderabad airport, 60 per cent of the cargo exports comprise pharma products. The company to focus on creating the value chain since there has been a growing demand for temperature-controlled facilities. The company will also ‘explore’ blockchain technology ‘to make data available in real time throughout the pharma cargo chain. After pharma, GMR’s next focus area would be perishables because a large amount food and vegetables are exported out of Hyderabad. “The State government is encouraging farmers to produce export quality vegetable products. We are also focusing on marine products from Andhra Pradesh as Hyderabad Airport has a huge opportunity to come out as an air cargo hub for marine products.”