Indian cargo handler GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) has inaugurated a new facility to handle international courier and express cargo consignments at Hyderabad Airport.
Located within the company’s cargo terminal, the new facility is connected with the Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) of Indian Customs for quick consignment processing and clearance at the terminal. It is also well equipped with supporting infrastructure and equipment including, advanced security screening and cargo handling systems.
GHAC said the new facility for international courier shipments opens up a whole new segment for Hyderabad’s air cargo trade, becoming a new gateway for import and export of courier cargo shipments from the region.
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This will enable international courier shipments from/to Hyderabad to be handled locally rather than being processed through designated facilities in other metro cities, the group noted.
GHAC noted that whilst HYD has had a modern air cargo terminal since inception, the emergence of Hyderabad as a major hub for cargo and logistics saw a need for a dedicated international courier handling facility which is approved and notified by Customs authorities to handle such shipments.
The company plans to expand the Hyderabad air cargo terminal facilities which will feature a larger, purpose-built express/courier cargo handling facility.