Mumbai International Airport Ltd
(MIAL) has constantly strived towards achieving operational efficiency by
imbibing technological developments relevant to its expertise and infusing them
in all processes and procedures that are implemented at the airport. The latest
feather in the cap is earning the CEIV Pharma certification.
The unique infrastructure design
that MIAL’s cargo terminal offers has played a crucial role in enhancing the
transhipment business in the region, offering exclusive handling for bonded
cargo. This has strengthened Mumbai’s position as a prime location for
handling cargo across the country, especially for pharmaceutical products.
With an endeavour to create a high
quality supply chain for pharmaceutical and healthcare products, MIAL recently
joined "Pharma Aero", a new global initiative in the pharmaceutical
industry that fosters the development of pharmaceutical routes between
CEIV-certified airport communities.
As a part of MIAL’s strategy to
create reliable pharmaceutical transportation passages internationally, the
airport has partnered with Brussels, an active CEIV airport, founder member of
"Pharma Aero" and one of the major international hubs for
pharmaceutical air transport. This partnership aims to facilitate
knowledge-sharing on the best handling practices and minimising temperature
excursion while implementing CEIV recommendations that will strengthen the ex-im
supply chain between Mumbai and Brussels.
In the near future, MIAL plans to
form strategic tie-ups with partners across Europe and the US, developing CEIV
Pharma-certified trade lanes from Mumbai to potential pharmaceutical
destinations. This will offer pharmaceutical customers speedy and efficient
transport for high value and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo.
In line with executing strategies
that are essential to showcase the airport’s credibility, MIAL commissioned
the new "Export Heavy and Bonded Cargo Terminal" at the onset of 2017.
Adding 3,00,000 tonnes of cargo per annum to the overall capacity, MIAL is now
moving towards doubling its existing capacity by 2019. Therefore, strategic
steps like capacity enhancement and CEIV certification are a validation of the
airport’s commitment towards providing the highest standards of handling to
its stakeholders, emphasised a release.