Hyderabad: Hyderabad is all set for the first-ever E-Prix in the country, hosted by Formula E Championship. The cargo division of the airport on February 2, handled around 99 tons of race car components and 8 spectacular racing cars.
The first consignment of auto components arrived at the cargo terminal by charter flights, Boeing 747-400 from Riyadh. The first global motorsport to be certified with net zero carbon emission, the Formula-E World Championship will see 11 teams race against each other and bring in the excitement with their all-electric amazing moto cars never seen before in the city.
83 boxes of auto components:
The cargo consisting of 83 boxes of auto components was offloaded from the aircraft parked at the dedicated parking slots. The shipment was unloaded using specially designed cargo handling equipment and moved to an exclusive handling area in the GHAC terminal. A dedicated green channel was established from the apron to the landside for quick and hassle-free cargo transfer. Special regulatory permissions for an immediate onsite custom clearance ensured seamless movement of the shipment across various touch points. A multi-stakeholder crack team has been formed to assist the E-formula team and ensure efficient handling and movement of the cargo throughout the entire process chain of the shipment.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GHIAL, said, “Hyderabad Airport is proud to play an integral part in providing an end-to-end seamless air cargo movement for the first ever Formula E Championship in the country. As a premier cargo hub in southern India, Hyderabad is equipped to handle the unbroken shipment of temperature- sensitive goods, heavy machinery, agro, marine products, livestock and various other goods that are safely and securely transported across national and international markets. This consignment handling establishes our capabilities to cater to the auto sector".
The GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) team played a pivotal role in making this landmark event possible.