GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has ramped up its cargo capabilities by inducting a unique multi-ULD (Unit Load Device) Cool Dolly to serve its customers with a seamless and controlled environment at the airport for handling their critical and highly temperature-sensitive commodities.
The multi-ULD Cool Dolly at GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo was virtually launched on June 21, by Ms Vandana Aggarwal (IES), Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) during the third webinar on ‘Air Cargo-Changing Dimensions’ organised by the GMR Group as part of its ongoing webinar series on ‘Reposing the faith in flying’.
Comprising of a steel trailer and aluminum insulated container, the Cool Dolly acts as a mobile storage unit from air cargo terminal to the aircraft, providing an unbroken cold chain to all the perishable shipments of temperatures of +2⁰C to +8⁰C and +15⁰C to +25⁰C. It can handle around seven tonnes of cargo in a single trip along with in-built power backup, keeping the products safe and sacrosanct.
The multi-ULD cool dolly has features like dual-side opening for loading and unloading, flexible locking system and a non-slip flooring. It is equipped with data logger for efficient temperature management, enhanced cargo protection and to monitor the temperature reading during live operation.
Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL said, “The multi-ULD Cool Dolly is a crucial value addition to the unbroken cold chain at Hyderabad International Airport for life-saving and temperature-sensitive cargo. With more than 70 per cent of cargo being pharma, our cool dollies have enhanced the airport’s capabilities manifold in our efforts to provide customers safe handling of essential cargo such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines, fruits, vegetables and other perishables.”