Mumbai. 19 May 2021. With the advent of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has facilitated the transportation of over 387 tonnes of COVID relief supplies. Since the first shipment which arrived on April 26, CSMIA has registered the arrival of approximately 110 flights originating from 20 destinations across the globe. The airport has been prioritizing the shipments of essential medical supplies and achieved an overall processing time of 15 minutes, including offloading and storage.
Ever since the outbreak of the global pandemic, the cargo team at CSMIA has left no stone unturned in aiding the nation towards a seamless and efficient transportation of all essential goods. CSMIA facilitated the arrival of over 17,700 Oxygen concentrators, 3,19,800 vials of Remdesivir injections and 1,13,900 vials of Tocilizumab injections approximately in the period between April 26 – May 14 to cater to the increase in demand of these goods for the treatment of patients in India.
With aid pouring in from across the globe, CSMIA witnessed the arrival of essential pharmaceutical supplies from 20 countries including Singapore, Mauritius, Netherlands, Indonesia, China, Scotland, South Korea, Malaysia, England, France, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Poland, Turkey, Germany, Dubai, South Africa, Thailand, California, and Hong Kong. CSMIA supported approximately 110 domestic and international arrivals in the transshipment of essential pharmaceutical goods to Mumbai. These include airlines such as IndiGo, Air Asia, Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius, China Eastern Airline, Qatar Airways,Sri Lankan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airlines, KLM Airlines, Fly Montserrat, Saudi Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, All Nippon and British Airways to name a few.
In the wake of the pandemic, the team at CSMIA has been relentlessly operating the cargo handling activities to cater to the greater need to mobilize and supply essential life-saving commodities across India and the world. CSMIA has a well-defined process for the faster turnaround of the essential medical goods and transshipment movements. Furthermore, the airport’s state-of-the-art cargo facilities such as Asia’s largest temperature-controlled Export Pharma Excellence Centre and Pharma-dedicated Import Cold Zone which enables a smooth and hassle-free operation. A leading expert in the movement of pharmaceutical goods, CSMIA is committed to ensuring the seamless and quick transportation of essential pharmaceutical supplies and equipment during these challenging times.