GMR Hyderabad Worldwide Airport Restricted and GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo have signed a MoU with Dubai Airportsfor constructing an unique Vaccine Air Freight Hall Product known as HYDXB-VAXCOR(Hyderabad to Dubai international Vaccine Hall), the infra main mentioned on Monday.
The MoU was signed within the backdrop of town changing into a hub for Covid-19 vaccine and different antidotes with a number of vaccine producers having their bases right here, a press launch from the infra main mentioned.
The MoU was signed by Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GMRHIA, Saurabh Kumar, CEO-GMRHAC and Eugene Barry, EVP-Business, Dubai Airports Company in a digital ceremony organised final week, it mentioned.
As per the MoU, Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport right here and Dubai Airports will likely be in accordance precedence to the temperature delicate vaccine shipments transferring between each the airports for additional connections to varied continents as a part of the “HYDXB-VAXCOR” and construct this service providing as a key differentiator and worth proposition for the vaccine clients and logistics stakeholders, it mentioned.
This settlement will result in the rollout of customised and simplified processes and infrastructural help to streamline the journey of Covid-19 vaccine proper from the manufacturing unit to the airport and hub logistics to supply to end-customers, the discharge mentioned.
The partnership additionally entails expertise collaboration, below which the entities will discover and work collectively on an built-in IT answer that can present end-to-end visibility together with cargo temperature and standing monitoring for the purchasers whereas cargo is in transit between Hyderabad and Dubai and through its onwards journey to varied international locations.
Pradeep Panicker mentioned within the present international context, there’s a want for meticulous planning and collaborations to make sure secure and environment friendly air transportation of Covid-19 vaccines and accordingly, “HYDXB-VAXCOR” is being supplied for international distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
“We’re additionally considerably upgrading our dealing with capacities for Covid-19 Vaccine shipments requiring Chilly to ultra-cold temperature ranges and changing into India’s largest Air Cargo centre each for Export/Imports and Home distribution of the Vaccine,” Panicker mentioned.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, mentioned a serious surge in demand for the environment friendly, secure and dependable international distribution of excessive volumes of Covid-19 vaccines is anticipated within the coming months.
“Because the world’s preeminent hub of alternative, we needed to be prepared to answer and accommodate that demand. Our partnership with GMR-Hyderabad is timed completely simply as the worldwide race to develop the vaccines enters the ultimate stage.
This hall is the results of our proactive technique to be prepared with modern, collaborative and agile transport options for the business,” Griffiths added.