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Hyderabad Airport cargo gets WHO-GSDP certification

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) on Tuesday announced that its cargo terminal has been certified with the World Health Organisation's Good Storage and Distribution Practices (WHO-GSDP), awarded by SGS India, a in certifications in

The WHO-GSDP certificate underscores Airport's commitment to and compliance with quality management standards and international requirements throughout the pharma supply chain, GHIAL said in a statement.

The Airport Cargo Terminal received this certification following a six-month long rigorous evaluation process, during which a team of SGS auditors analyzed its transportation, handling and storage processes, quality policies, facility management, equipment maintenance and security and assessed them against the guidelines outlined by the WHO's GSDP framework.

"Our rigorous quality standards, specialty logistics expertise and meticulous execution, enable us to meet the demands of the and optimize the for our customers globally," said GHIAL S.G.K. Kishore.

In 2010, operationalized India's first Airport-based dedicated Pharmaceutical handling facility (Pharma Zone), to handle the export of It created a benchmark for dedicated temperature-controlled cargo handling facilities, influencing other airports in

With Hyderabad being the pharma hub of India, the sees 60 per cent of cargo exports being comprised of The pharma cargo has witnessed CAGR of 10 per cent for the last 5 years.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:22 IST