AISATS to set up Bengaluru’s first Coolport

India’s premier airport services company, Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS), held a ground breaking ceremony for Bengaluru’s first fully dedicated perishable cargo handling centre, the ‘AISATS Coolport’, at Kempegowda International Airport. The event was inaugurated by Kaushik Mukherjee, Honorable Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, in line with the vision of enhancing the State of Karnataka as the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Perishable hub of India.
A noteworthy distinction of this facility is the provision of 135 KVA (approx) power supply for its operations through solar energy, a first for an air freight terminal in India. Once completed, this exclusive 40,000 tonnes AISATS Coolport will cater to a wide range of commodities such as pharmaceutical products, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The facility will be equipped with a drug controller lab testing facility, separate ripening zone, land-side truck-docks, warehousing and re-distribution centers, cold room facilities with different temperature zones and a testing facility as per Plant Quarantine requirements for EU and US bound shipments. In addition, the state-of-the-art AISATS Coolport will also have humidity-control and temperature monitoring facilities.