GMR Hyderabad Airport Cargo launches HC3 Hyderabad Cargo Charter Circle
October 14, 2019: GMR Hyderabad Airport Cargo has started operations of the Hyderabad Cargo Charter Circle (HC3) in a move to develop Hyderabad as an
October 14, 2019: GMR Hyderabad Airport Cargo has started operations of the Hyderabad Cargo Charter Circle (HC3) in a move to develop Hyderabad as an "air charter hub".
The dedicated platform was launched for facilitating the Cargo Charter Operators via Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal, to boost the regional direct connectivity and link the city to the main hubs across the globe.
HC3 entails a membership programme, in which the affiliates will have several benefits viz. additional free cargo storage time; single point of contact for all aspects related to cargo handling and a 24X7 customer centric response; priority storage allocation, end-to-end logistics support within the terminal etc. Under the aegis of HC3, the consignees from across Southern India will also have the advantage to benefit by reduction in multiple handlings of their consignment thus gaining more reliability and control over their cargo throughout the transit.
SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, "Cargo Charters in India as a concept is still in a nascent phase. While, it contributes a small proportion of the volume handled by the Indian airports currently, but as an emerging market, Cargo Charters holds a lot of promise. Realising this potential, we have launched the HC3 platform, which will act as an industry forum led by Hyderabad Airport to give the value add and advantage to this segment of the industry and help boost trade and logistics."
The airport has witnessed an encouraging demand for Cargo Charters for pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, telecom, defence and aerospace commodities. Hyderabad Air Cargo would be facilitating the consignees by helping them with non-stop connectivity through charter cargo operators encompassing the domestic markets in India and the international pockets in the US, Middle East, Far East, Africa and Latin America.
Hyderabad International Airport houses a modular, integrated cargo facility with 150,000 MT of cargo handling capacity per annum. The facility has a Pharma Zone, certified by the World Health Organisation's Good Storage and Distribution Practices (GSDP). The terminal has handled over 148 thousand tonnes of cargo in FY 2019.