Mumbai airport launches world’s largest temp-controlled facility

Mumbai airport has announced the launch of an exclusive terminal for processing and storage of agro and pharma products.

In a release, Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said, touted as the world’s largest airport-based temperature-controlled facility, the ‘Export Cold Zone’ can hold over 700 tonnes of such cargo at one time with a combined annual capacity of 5.25 lakh tonnes.

Mumbai airport is run by a joint venture between Airports Authority of India and GVK.

The facility will be operated by cargo handling service provider and MIAL’s business partner, Cargo Service Centre, it said. Mumbai airport is the largest gateway for movement of pharma and agro products in the country, MIAL said.

It added that the fully automated infrastructure caters to the rapidly growing demand for pharma and agri goods.

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